Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease in the Developing World: Global Implications (In Memoriam Seminar)
Posted in Lectures on 12 November 2014
Published by Bernard J. Gersh, M.B., Ch.B., D.Phil.
IDIBAPS – Thorax Institute – Hospital Clínic
Magda Heras was a recognized Cardiologist due to her work in the diagnostic and treatment of coronary syndromes. She was a fellow of several institutions including the European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association and The American College of Cardiology.
At Rochester (Mayo Clinic) she spent two years focusing in the research field of arteriosclerosis. Her contribution to the scientific knowledge included 300 publications and 26 chapters in Cardiology books. At the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona she was the head of Section of Cardiology.
At the age of 59 she was diagnosed with lung cancer and fought against it for two years, finally leaving an empty space in the professional and scientific community.
Professor Bernard J. Gersh from Mayo Clinic is also a pioneer in the cardiology field and was at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) giving a special seminar In Memoriam of Magda Heras.
The topic was “The Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease in the Developing World” an update in this field and the implication for the global community.