Hospital Clinic de Barcelona; IDIBAPS; Universitat de Barcelona
Dr. Eduard Guasch is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Hospital Clinic, the “Arrhythmias and Physical activity” translational research group leader at IDIBAPS, and an Associate Professor at University of Barcelona. His main research interests include the study of the deleterious cardiovascular consequences of strenuous, long-term physical activity, and the assessment of the mechanisms and therapeutic approach for atrial fibrillation. He has contributed to seminal work in animal models linking physical activity with the development of cardiovascular disease, particularly atrial fibrosis and atrial fibrillation, right ventricular arrhythmias in healthy and genetically predisposed individuals and, more recently, arterial stiffening and vascular risk. Part of this work supports the current acceptance of the deleterious effects of excessive endurance training on atrial fibrillation incidence, as recognized in clinical guidelines and in the scientific community.