Javier Escaned

Head of Interventional Cardiology

Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain

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Prof Javier Escaned is Head of the Interventional Cardiology Section at Hospital Clinico San Carlos (Madrid, Spain). He trained as a cardiologist in the United Kingdom (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham and Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry) before moving to the Thoraxcenter/Rotterdam (The Netherlands), where he obtained his PhD degree in 1994.

He has authored over 300 scientific articles, books and book chapters on different aspects of interventional cardiology; his latest contribution is Coronary Stenosis. Imaging, Structure and Physiology, a large textbook endorsed by the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions/European Society of Cardiology (EAPCI/ESC), with its latest edition published in 2015. His main interests in the field of interventional cardiology include intracoronary imaging and physiology, complex percutaneous coronary intervention including chronic total occlusion recanalisation, and acute coronary syndromes.

He is currently principal investigator in the SYNTAX II and DEFINE FLAIR multicentre studies. Current and recent positions in scientific organisations include co-director of EuroPCR, board member of the EAPCI, nucleus member of the ESC Working Group on Pathophysiology and Microcirculation and board member of the EuroCTO Club.

Articles by Javier Escaned, Head of Interventional Cardiology

Procedural and Technological Innovations Facilitating Ultra-low Contrast Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Breda Hennessey, Asad Shabbir, Alejandro Travieso, et al


Citation: Interventional Cardiology 2023;18:e09.

Pre-dilation and Post-dilation in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Indications, Benefits and Risks

Angela McInerney, Rafael Vera-Urquiza, Gabriela Tirado-Conte, et al


Citation: Interventional Cardiology 2021;16:e28.

Intravascular Ultrasound-guided Management of Diffuse Stenosis

Philip Dingli, Nieves Gonzalo, Javier Escaned, et al

Citation: Radcliffe Cardiology 2018:1–18.

Stent Apposition Assessment with Optical Coherence Tomography

Nieves Gonzalo, Javier Escaned, Fernando Alfonso, et al

Citation: RadcliffeCardiology.com, June 2014

Contemporary Techniques for Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions Revascularisation: Sharing Experience in a Global World

Heinz Joachim Büttner, Masahisa Yamane, Nicolaus Reifart, et al

Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2014;9(3):213–5