About the Author
Prof. Antonio Bayés is a Professor of Cardiology in the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and Director of the Institut Catala Cardiologia-Hospital Sant Pau. He was trained as a cardiologist in the School of Cardiology of the University of Barcelona, and the Institute of Cardiology and Hammersmith Hospital in London. He has served as President of the Catalan Society of Cardiology; President of the Spanish Society of Cardiology; President of the Catalan Foundation of Cardiology (ACARD); Vice-President of the Spanish Foundation of Cardiology; and President of the World Heart Federation. He has established different projects devoted to the fight against cardiovascular diseases, especially in developing countries such as “The twin centres program”, “The white book in world cardiology” and the yearly “World Heart Day”. He is President of the International Society for Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (ISCP).