The author was born in 1973 and grew up in St. Martin in Thurn in South Tyrol’s Badia Valley. After compulsory schooling and the Matura in South Tyrol, he moved to Innsbruck, where he began to study medicine, more by chance than by design. Muscles, bones and joints soon captivated him, but one organ in particular fascinated him: the heart. He devoted himself to it during his specialist training as a cardiologist. Since 2002, Pescoller has been working as a cardiology doctor at the hospital in Bolzano, specialising in haemodynamics and the implantation of pacemakers. When he goes home in the evening, clogged heart arteries are open again, a heart is beating in the right rhythm again and he has encouraged a patient to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle, it fills his heart with joy and satisfaction. In his private life, his heart beats for his family, his wife and two children, and for nature and the mountains, where, as often as his job allows, he spurs his heart on to peak performance.
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