Kerstin Piayda is a cardiology resident and research associate at the CVC Frankfurt, Germany. Her main research interests revolve around clinical studies in interventional cardiology with focus on structural heart disease (TAVI, LAAO) and endovascular acute stroke treatment. She holds a medical degree from the Goethe-University Frankfurt and is currently engaged in the two year Executive Master of Science in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences program offered by the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. She received an ESC scholarship to participate in this program. Kerstin has undergone experimental basic research training with focus on cellular changes in aortic valve stenosis at the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory Düsseldorf and also participates in numerous world-wide, multi center clinical trials such as GALILEO,
ENVISAGE TAVI, ENTRUST HF, ASAP-TOO, FORWARD, AMULET IDE.