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Past-President Spanish Society of Cardiology

Director of the Cardiovascular Department. University Hospital. Santiago de Compostela. Spain.

Advisor of the Spanish Minister of Health on Cardiovascular Disease.

Full Professor of Cardiology. University of Santiago de Compostela, School of Medicine.

Director of the Cardiovascular/Inflammation Investigation Group in the IDIS Research Consortium.

Physician of the Year 2014 in Spain.

Member of the Direction Board of the Spanish Network in Heart Failure (REDINSCOR).

Former President of the Hypertension Chapter, Spanish Society of Cardiology.

Former Governor for Spain of the International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and President of the ACC Spanish Chapter.

Member of the Steering Committee and End-Point Validation Committee of several Clinical Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine (Heart Failure, Arterial Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk).

Member of the ESC Education Committee, Member of the Task Force for several ESC Guidelines.

Member of the Editorial Board and Referee of International Cardiovascular Journals like European Heart Journal, Lancet, American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation, Revista Española de Cardiología, etc.

Main investigation lines: heart failure with special focus on heart failure with preserved systolic function, hypertension and the heart, acute coronary symdromes, cardiac myocite endocrinology and biology of epicardial adipose tissue.

More than 400 papers published in cardiovascular journals like Circulation, European Heart Journal, Hypertension, J Hypertension, Am J Hypertension, American Journal of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, Heart, Cardiovascular Research, Current Opinion in Cardiology, Revista Española de Cardiología, etc.

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