March 27, 2020 — In Italy today, novel coronavirus (COVID-19) claimed the life of well known cardiologist Maurizio Galderisi, M.D., FESC, vice president of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI).
The 65-year-old doctor had previously tested positive for coronavirus and died March 27 at the Cotugno hospital in Naples.
Galderisi was a professor of internal medicine at Federico II University of Naples, Italy. He also was the head of the Interdepartmental Laboratory of Echocardiography, and head of the Program of Cardiovascular Emergencies and Onco-haematolocic Complications at Federico II University Hospital, Naples, Italy. He was the vice president and chair of the echo section for EACVI.
He was well known in the subspecialty of echocardiography, where he had authored more than 400 articles.
He was in London at the beginning of March for an EACVI 2020 congress planning meeting.