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Harry Acquatella

Joseph Harry Acquatella Monserratte, Venezuelan cardiologist (Ciudad Bolivar, Bolivar State 04 September 1936 –

Authored over 100 scientific works and 30 book chapters

Internationally known for his contributions to stress echocardiography 


Discovered increased natriuresis during acute saline loading in Chagas disease (1969)

Developed South American solution for kidney maintenance

With J. Morales, M. Perez-Gonzalez & G. Whittembury. Ionic and histological changes in the kidney after perfusion and storage for transplantation: use of high Na-versus high K-containing solutions. Transplantation 14(4):480-9, 1972  

With D. Paniagua, J.A. Condado, J. Besso, M. Velez et al. presented the first human case of retrograde transcatether implant of an aortic valve prosthesis (2006)

With J.A. Condado, L. Rodríguez, P. Whitlow et al. reported the first in human mitral valve repair using the percutaneous technology (2006)


Distinguished International Member, American Society of Echocardiography (1996)

Blaine Brower Fellow, American College of Physicians (1991)