April 1st
Buenos Aires Conference Room

Auditorium Pallady

Changing Clinical Practice in Cardiology Through Technology

The human heart has to be the most romanticized part of the body. ‘From the heart’, ‘to have a heavy heart’, ‘a heart of gold’ and so many more idioms inspired by this incredible organ. And rightfully so. Not only does it bear the most pressure when we think and feel, but the heart has also mesmerized researchers and doctors for centuries. 

Cardiology in itself is the study of the heart. It deals with disorders of the heart and the cardiovascular system and tries its best to treat congenital defects, valvular diseases, or heart failure. However, while the heart is the main actor of this odyssey called cardiology, the play would not be complete without associated fields like geriatrics, epidemiology, and even technology.

This is what makes this field one of the most fascinating ones to explore. Recent years have been met with extraordinary progress in clinical cardiac treatment: high quality imaging, development in interventional cardiology, new rehabilitation techniques, as well as impressive and hopeful efficiency in heart transplants.


Héctor Bueno

Héctor Bueno is passionately involved in the study of the heart. He is a clinical cardiologist and researcher working in the Critical Care Unit of the Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, and a researcher at the Spanish National Cardiovascular Research Center. He obtained his PhD with Magna Cum Laude and extraordinary award for the best thesis of the year at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 

Dr. Bueno is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Vice-President of the Spanish Society of Cardiology and a member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). His achievements do not end here, however. Héctor Bueno currently leads the Multidisciplinary Translational Cardiovascular Research Group at the Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research in Madrid, and the Cardiovascular Research Area at the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre Research Institute. 

He has also (co)authored more than 400 publications and plays an important role as an advisor of the Spanish Ministry of Health, serving as Scientific Coordinator of the National Strategy on Cardiovascular Health, currently under development.