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Dr Avanzas was born in Oviedo, Spain on 28th June 1974. He graduated in Medicine at Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain in 1998. He completed Senior House Officer posts and registrar training in Cardiology at Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid, Spain. He took up a Spanish Heart Foundation Research Fellowship at Coronary Artery Research Unit, St. George´s Hospital Medical School in London and some months after that he was appointed as Associate Research Investigator of the Cardiovascular Biology Research Centre at St. George´s Hospital in London. He was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist in Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Madrid, Spain and he also took up an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain. He is now Consultant in Invasive Cardiology in this Hospital. His major interests currently are in the field of coronary artery disease and inflammation, antiplatelet agents, markers of myocardial ischemia and interventional cardiology, particularly percutaneous valve replacement.   Dr. Avanzas’s most important research interests have been the use of different markers of inflammation to predict coronary artery disease progression and cardiovascular risk. He has continued interest in this area.  The other main research interest is percutaneous aortic valve replacement and conduction disturbances.  Dr Avanzas is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and invited contributions. He is also involved in teaching medical students and postgraduate teaching. Dr Avanzas is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings.