Juan Carlos Chachques

University of Paris, France


Juan Carlos Chachques works as the Director of the cardiac research at the Alain Carpentier Foundation (Paris, France), a Cardiac Surgeon, and the Director of the Cardiac Bioassist Unit, at Pompidou Hospital (University of Paris). He graduated with an M.D. degree from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Rosario, Rosario, Argentina. He obtained the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Paris, France. After clinical and surgical cardiologic training in Broussais Hospital of Paris, he gained expertise in experimental and clinical procedures for the treatment of heart failure. He developed cardiac bioassist surgical techniques, for instance, latissimus dorsi dynamic cardiomyoplasty, dynamic aortomyoplasty, and acromioplasty. More recently, he developed cell-based and tissue-engineered procedures for myocardial support and regeneration, for instance, cellular cardiomyoplasty and bioartificial myocardium. He works as a clinician and surgical scientist with expertise in myocardial diseases. He pursues his research interests in the integrative electrophysiology and cellular biology, the goal is to use in vitro and in vivo functional electrostimulation for cardiomyogenic stem-cell conditioning in order to create a dynamic cell based cardiac support. He is the Founder and President of the Cardiac Bioassist Association. His further clinical research focuses on e-medicine and in the development of clinical trials for heart failure patients, for instance, the MAGNUM Trial: myocardial assistance by grafting a new bioartificial upgraded myocardium. He serves as the French Partner of the RECATABI European Research project (regeneration of cardiac tissue assisted by bioactive implants).

Biography Updated on 26 November 2014

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