Andreu Porta-Sánchez

Andreu Porta-Sánchez

Cardiologist and Scientist

Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, ES

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Personal History

Dr Andreu Porta-Sanchez is a Postdoctoral Scientist and a Staff Cardiologist based in Madrid, Spain.

He is a specialist in the field of complex arrhythmias including hereditary and genetic arrhythmias, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, hisian pacing and cardiac resynchronization. He also specialises in ablation procedures with catheters.2


Academic History

Dr Porta-Sánchez graduated from the Universitat de Barcelona in 2007 and started his residency in cardiology at Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona. After completing his residency, he received a post-graduate training grant from La Caixa Banking Foundation and pursued further clinical and research training in arrhythmia at the University of Toronto, Canada, from 2014 until 2017.1

He completed his Masters in Methodology of Clinical Research at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2017. In 2018, he was awarded his first competitive grant as a PI from Sociedad Española de Cardiología for a clinical project in electroanatomical mapping. In 2019, Dr Porta-Sánchez completed his PhD atthe Universitat de Barcelona with his thesis entitled New Techniques Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia, which received an excellent cum laude rating.2


Career Overview

Dr Porta-Sánchez combines his clinical work as an Adjunct Doctor of the Arrhythmia Unit at Hospital Universitario Quirónsalud Madrid and Ruber Juan Bravo, where he specialises in complex arrhythmia ablation procedures with catheters and conducts his research at the Molecular Cardiology Laboratory of the National Center for Cardiovascular Research.1, 2

Dr Porta-Sánchez is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the European University and has received the European Certification of Specialist in Electrophysiology. He is the author of numerous publications in scientific journals and his research career has been recognized with honourable mentions at two international conferences.

He is an active member of EHRA and is the co-chair of the Selection Committee and the EHRA Young EP Ambassador for Spain. He is also one of the members of the central list of Experts for panels in Medical Devices for the European Commission.4


Career Timeline

  • Hospital Universitari de la Vall d'Hebron
    • 2008 - 2013: Cardiology Resident
    • 2013 - 2014: Electrophysiology Fellow
  • 2014 - 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
  • 2017 - Present: Staff Cardiologist, Arrhythmia Unit, Hospital Universitario Quirón Madrid y Hospital Ruber Juan Bravo
  • 2017 - Present: Post-doctoral Scientist, Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research/Centro Nacional de Investigación Cardiovascular (CNIC)


Areas of Speciality

  • Cardiac Rhythmology
  • Complex Arrhythmias



  • EHRA / Europace 2015 and Heart Rhythm Society Meeting 2017: Honorable Mention, Best Young Researcher





Articles by Andreu Porta-Sánchez, Cardiologist and Scientist

The Atrioventricular Conduction Axis and its Implications for Permanent Pacing

José-Ángel Cabrera, Robert H Anderson, Andreu Porta-Sánchez, et al


Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(3):181–9.

Decrement Evoked Potential Mapping to Guide Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation: Elucidating the Functional Substrate

Abhishek Bhaskaran, John Fitzgerald, Nicholas Jackson, et al


Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2020;9(4):211–8.