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World-renowned Catalan cardiologist Dr. Valentí Fuster will be in Barcelona on 3 November to participate in the symposium entitled Heart: health and life, which is open to the general public. This symposium will be held as part of the international Evolving Challenges in Promoting Cardiovascular Health conference organized by the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS),  “la Caixa” Welfare Projects and the International Center for Scientific Debate (ICSD) in Barcelona from 4 to 5 November 2011.

In an easy-to-understand format, Dr. Fuster will answer questions from four journalists specializing in health-related topics focusing on prevention of and the latest breakthroughs regarding diseases of the heart, as well as lifestyles to promote cardiovascular health. The journalists are Ana Batlle (TV3), Josep Corbella (La Vanguardia), Joaquim Elcacho (Avui, El Punt) and Sílvia Comet (Catalunya Ràdio). At the end of the event, the audience will be able to ask Dr. Fuster their own questions.

Born in Cardona (Barcelona) in 1943, Valentí Fuster comes from a long line of physicians. After receiving his degree in medicine from the University of Barcelona, he moved to the United States to work as a professor at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. In 1991 he took up a post as professor of Medicine at Harvard. He is currently director of the Zena and Michael Wiener Cardiovascular Institute at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and of the Carlos III National Center for Cardiovascular Research Foundation (Madrid).

His research includes work on arteriosclerosis and the molecular mechanisms involved in coronary diseases: heart attacks, myocardial infarction and angina pectoris, as well as improving treatment of these diseases.

He received the Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research in 1996 for his contributions to biomedicine, particularly in the field of cardiovascular research, and the Government of Catalonia Creu de Sant Jordi Award in 2001.

Space limited. Closed registration.

Date: 3 November 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: CosmoCaixa Barcelona • C/ Isaac Newton, 26 • Barcelona (Spain)

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