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1 Roberto Carlo Correa Bastidas,MD. Interventional Cardiologist Doctor and Internist Dr. Roberto Correa graduated from the medical school at Universidad de Oriente in Bolivar State, Venezuela in 1994 with a specialization in Internal Medicine (1999) and Cardiology (2002) at Universidad Central de Venezuela, Hospital Universitario de Caracas and Hospital Central de la Fuerza Armada de Venezuela, respectively. He was later formed in Interventional Cardiology at Hospital Privado Centro Médico de Caracas. Currently making a two year, online Master Degree Advancement in Cardiology at Universidad Católica de San Antonio de Murcia (Murcia- Spain), ending in May of Which is supported by the Spanish Cardiology Society (Sociedad Española de Cardiología) altogether with the Venezuelan Cardiology Society (Sociedad Venezolana de Cardiología). He has scientific publications in the area of Vessel Wall Endothelium, Nitric Oxide. He currently serves as Interventional Cardiologist at Hospital Privado Centro Médico de Caracas, where he is also the Scientific Coordinator of the Cardiovascular Investigations Unit named Dr. Victor Baquero. Consecutively he has attended national and international conferences in the areas of general cardiology, interventional cardiology and hypertension. Among them: The National Congress of Cardiology, The American College of Cardiology Congress, The European Society of Cardiology Congress, The EuroPCR in Paris, The American Congress of Interventional Cardiology (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutic- TCT), The Latin America and Venezuelan Interventional Cardiology Society Congress, World Cardiology Congress, and European and International Congresses of hypertension. As Interventional Cardiologist he is dedicated to solving the problems of coronary obstruction through Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), Renal Denervation in the treatment of resistant hypertension, atherosclerotic renal artery disease, peripheral arterial disease and carotid atherosclerosis as well as the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms and other structural heart problems such as the Patent Foramen Ovale and the atrial septal defect. He is a guest lecturer at scientific meetings related to issues of general cardiology and interventional cardiology and also is the professor of Interventional Cardiology Post- Graduate Course at Hospital Privado Centro Médico de Caracas. QUALIFICATIONS Universidad de Oriente- Núcleo Bolívar Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela Surgeon

2 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) Hospital Universitario de Caracas. Caracas, Venezuela Internal Medicine Specialist Dissertation "nitric oxide and von Willebrand factor as potential markers of endothelial function in type 1 diabetes mellitus" Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) Hospital Militar Dr. Carlos Arvelo Caracas, Venezuela Cardiology Specialist Hospital Privado Centro Médico de Caracas, Cath Lab Interventional Cardiology Sub- Specialista Universidad Católica de San Antonio de Murcia Murcia,Spain Master Degree Advancement in Cardiology. (Present- May 2016). PROFESSIONAL AND HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE Hospital Privado Centro Médico de Caracas Caracas Venezuela. Clinical and Interventional Cardiologist. (2006- Present).

3 Centro Médico Docente Los Altos Director of the Laboratory of Interventional Cardiology. (December April 2010). Founder of the Laboratory of Interventional Cardiology and Hemodynamics. Cath Lab (December 2009). Clinical and Interventional Cardiologist at Centro Médico Docente Los Altos ( ). Clinical Cardiologist at Centro Médico Docente Los Altos ( ). Medical Internist at Centro Médico Docente Los Altos ( ). Empresa del Grupo Nova Orinoco. INSTAMED Medical Counselor of the Medical Emergencies Service ( ). Centro Médico la Casonita Medical Internist and Clinical Cardiologist ( ). Hospital Militar Dr. Carlos Arvelo. Post- Graduate Resident of Cardiology. ( ) Hospital Universitario de Caracas Post- Graduate Resident of Internal Medicine. ( ) Hospital Uyapar Puerto Ordaz, Estado Bolívar. Venezuela

4 Rotating Internship, in compliance with Article number 8 of the law of medical practice in Venezuela, which Includes 6- month rural internship fulfilled at Urban Type II Ambulatory Vista al Sol. Assigned to Ministerio de Sanidad y Asistencia Social. (Ministry of Sanitation and Social Assistance) ( ). ACADEMIC AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES MEMBERSHIPS Colegio Médico Del Distrito Capital. (Medical College of Distrito Capital): Member. Active Sociedad Venezolana de Cardiología. (Venezuelan Society of Cardiology): Associate Member. Sociedad Venezolana de Cardiología Intervencionista. (Venezuela Society of Interventional Cardiology): Full Member. Asociación Venezolana de Aterosclerosis. (Venezuelan Association of Atherosclerosis): Full Member Sociedad Latinoamericana de Cardiología Intervencionista. (Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology): Full Member. International Associate Member American College of Cardiology European Society of Cardiology. Associate Member.

5 PUBLICATIONS Plasmatic oxide nitric, but not von Willebrand Factor, is an early marker endothelial damage in type 1 diabetes mellitus patients without microvascular complications. Correa RC and Alfieri A. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, 2003;17(5): Effects of a vasorelaxing factor liberated by the rat isolated atria on rat aortic rings with and without endothelium. AG.Illanes, RC. Correa, PJ. Martínez. Gen Pharm 1999; 32: Role of endothelium in the vasodilator effect of acetylcholine when isolated vessel undergoes contractile action of norepinephrine or potassium. Manuel Ferreira, Roberto Correa, Claudio Puga, Yajaira De Sousa y Alejandro Illanes. Gac Méd. Caracas 1997; 105 (1) : Does acetylcholine regulate sensitivity of isolated vessel to norepinephrine? Yajaira De Sousa, Roberto Correa, Claudio Puga, Manuel Ferreira y Alejandro Illanes. Gac Méd. Caracas 1997; 105 (1): A released factor by atrium distension of in vitro rate antagonizes the constrictor effect of norepinephrine in isolated vessels. Roberto Correa and Alejandro Illanes. Gac Méd. Caracas 1997; 105 (2): Physiological parameters of spontaneous contractions of isolated atrium rate and release of vascular relaxing factor. Pedro Martinez, José Martinez, Roberto Correa, Mario Penna and Alejandro Illanes. Gac Méd. Caracas 1997; 105 (2):

6 SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS ü Coronary obstructions treatment including complex lesions of the coronary arteries: Angioplasty with Stent implantation in multi- vessel disease: when partially 2 or more arteries are clogged. Injuries or obstructions in Forks, that is, when a main vessel and the branch of that vessel are compromised. Total Occlusions: It is when a vessel is 100% clogged by cholesterol or fat. Ostial Lesions: Obstructions at the start of the vessel. Main Truncus: obstructions in the origin or in the bifurcation of the primary vessel of left system of the coronary arteries ü Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis who are not candidates for the surgery. Those patients who are referred have severe disease or severe obstruction of the aortic valve and the risk for valve replacement through surgery is high. This surgical intervention of TAVI is performed in the Hemodynamics room with the participation of a multidisciplinary team which includes three Interventional Cardiologists, two Cardiovascular Surgeons, an anesthesiologist, an echocardiographer expert in Transesophageal Echography, a Cardiopulmonary Technician, a Perfusionist Technician, Specialized Nurses in Hemodynamics and a Specialist Clinical Technician for the preparation of the valve. This procedure since being performed via transcatheter has a faster patient recovery and within 72 hours the patient may be released. ü Renal Artery denervation in patients with resistant systemic hypertension. ü Balloon angioplasty or stent implantation in iliac arteries, Femoral and distal lower limb injuries with critical obstructions. ü Amplatzer Implants in Patent Foramen Ovale and septal. ü Stent implantation in severe obstructive lesions of carotid arteries to symptomatic or asymptomatic patients with arterial anatomy susceptible to this procedure. ü Prosthetics Implant in endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm. ü Implante de Marcapasos, Resincronizadores y Cardio- Desfibrilador en conjunto con Cirujano Cardiovascular y/o Electrofisiólogo Implantation of Pacemaker, Cardiac- resynchronization and defibrillator together with Cardiovascular Surgeon and / or Electrophysiologist ü Vascular complications treatment at coronary level and of lower limbs on diabetic patients.

7 CONFERENCES Biomarkers and coronary artery disease in heart failure. Congreso Nacional de Insuficiencia Cardiaca (National Congress of Heart Failure.), Valencia, March Stent Types and indications, Hospital Privado Centro Médico de Caracas, Caracas, September Heart Bypass in patients with valvular aortic stenosis. Hospital Privado Centro Médico de Caracas, September Atherosclerosis. Miami Current Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome. Porlamar, December Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome. Maracaibo, November Microalbuminuria as a predictor of cardiovascular disease. Puerto La Cruz, November Current treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome. Hospital Privado Centro Médico de Caracas, Caracas, March Invasive and pharmacological treatment of Atherosclerosis Congresos Internacional de Aterosclerósis, (International Congress of Atherosclerosis) Caracas, February 2011.

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