José PS Henriques is Director of the Catheterisation Laboratory at the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam. He also leads the Academic Medical Centre Mechanical support for Acute Congestive Heart failure in ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients (AMC MACH) programme. His particular field of interest is concomitant strategies for acute myocardial infarction in the setting of primary angioplasty. Dr Henriques gained his MD from the University of Amsterdam and his PhD in medicine from the University of Groningen. He completed his cardiology training at the Hospital de Weezenlanden in Zwolle and his fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam.