Nico Bruining started his career in 1985 at the Thoraxcenter (department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) in the cathlab with some of the pioneers within interventional Cardiology as Professor's P.W. Serruys and de P.J. de Feyter. In 1993 he joined the department of experimental and clinical information processing at the Thoraxcenter, of which he is currently the head, as a scientist with as primary focus Cardiovascular imaging. He was involved in the early developments of three-dimensional (3-D) echocardiography, culminating in 1998 with the defense of his PhD thesis - “Quantitative 3-D Echocardiography of the Heart and the Coronary Vessels” under the promotorship of Prof. J.R.T.C Roelandt. Since then he was involved in many clinical studies evaluating new therapies within interventional cardiology.
Nico’s current fields of interest is bringing together clinical and technical innovations within Cardiology.