Jacques Machecourt is Head of the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital of Grenoble and Chair of the Medical and Surgical Federation for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Disease. His main field of interest covers all aspects of diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of and therapeutic approaches to coronary artery diseases. He has published several papers in the fields of nuclear cardiology, prognostic evaluation, treatment of acute coronary syndromes and, particularly, reperfusion strategies in acute myocardial infarction, medico-economic approaches and evaluation of drug-eluting stents. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He is the main investigator in the Evaluation of Active Stent (EVASTENT study).