Eric Van Bele is the medical Director of the Heart and Lung Institute in Lile France. He is the director of French Interventional Cardiology Training Program and Chair of the Education and Training program of the EAPCI.
Research interests include basics and clinical aspects of the outcome of high risk population such as diabetics and post-MI patients following percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), the use of biomarkers for risk prediction and therapeutic stratification at the time of PCI, the role of angiogenesis and collateral circulation for endogenous cardiovascular repair and the use of gene therapy and stem cell therapy for regenerating cardiovascular function including myocardial and valve function. More recently it included also the optimization of transcatheter aortic valve intervention (TAVI), in particular the use of pre-procedural imaging and the understanding of the role post-procedural aortic regurgitation. This scientific activity led to the publication of more than 100 publications in international scientific journals with a total “H” index of 51.