Ricardo L. Armentano

Favaloro University, Argentina

Ricardo L. Armentano has done a thorough, remarkable work in the field of arterial dynamics, from its theoretical fundamentals to its application in clinical practice. The originality of his approaches has led him to obtain two Ph.D. degrees: the first one in physiological sciences in Buenos Aires University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the second one in biomechanics in the Denis Diderot Paris VII University, Paris, France, with the highest qualifications. Given that poverty, malnutrition, and environmental degradation may increase the propensity to cardiovascular diseases, Professor Armentano focused his work to model cardiovascular dynamics in these high-risk groups. Armentano has dedicated, throughout his career, a considerable amount of time to prepare and qualify a research group. Being aware of the importance that an adequate working environment has affected the final results, he created a team consisting of young students, engineers, medical doctors, physicists, mathematicians, and other specialists. He centered his attention on human resources to spread out his latest advances and potentially increase the whole research line motivation. The majority of the research personnel in his group are currently engaged in three general fields of interest: 1) health informatics design for assisted diagnosis of subclinical atherosclerosis, 2) structural and functional arterial evaluation, and 3) patient-specific cardiovascular risk evaluation.

Biography Updated on 3 March 2013

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