About


Innovations for Heart and Vessels Ltd. (I4HV) was established in 2011 by a group of specialists in the fields of medicine and management, who had been long engaged in the development of new and innovative medical technologies. The main focus of the company is the development and implementation of innovative medical devices and novel treatments in cardiovascular diseases. We also specialize in supplying cath labs and research facilities with medical equipment as well as providing medical and organisational expertise related to the establishment of catheterization laboratories.


Ordinary people, extraordinary hearts


Prof. Paweł Buszman MD, PhD – President, CEO

Professor of medical sciences. Specialist in cardiology and internal medicine. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Innovations for Heart and Vessels. EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015. Founder and co-owner of American Heart of Poland Group. 

Paweł Buszman graduated with distinction from the Medical University of Silesia. He also graduated from TRIUM Global Executive MBA program run by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris School of Management.

He coordinated many international and multi-centre research projects on cardiovascular diseases. Professor Buszman was a member of the Polish Cardiac Society (1995-2004), Board Secretary (1995-1998) and the Chairman of the Polish Cardiac Society in Katowice. He is a co-founder of the department of Invasive Cardiology of the Polish Cardiac Society (nowadays – AISN). Professor Buszman is a member of many international societies, including the European Society of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

He is an author of more than 100 publications that were published in journals such as Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation Journal, The Lancet or The New England Journal of Medicine. Leading inventor of seven granted patents and several additional patent applications.


Prof. Piotr Buszman MD, PhD – CMO

Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at Innovations for Heart and Vessels. 

Specialist in cardiology with diverse and thorough education and training including Medical University of Silesia and international scientific internships, professor at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University.  Head of Preclinical Research Department at the Center for Cardiovascular Research and Development, American Heart of Poland. 

Piotr Buszman is an experienced interventional cardiologists, Principal investigator and researcher in dozens of clinical and preclinical trials, Medical and Research Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & healthcare industry. Author of over 60 scientific articles, reviewed and published (total number of citations over 300). Co-inventor of seven granted patents and several additional patent applications.


Piotr Hirnle, MSc – CFO

Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer at Innovations for Heart and Vessels.
R&D Project Director at the Center for Cardiovascular Research and Development, American Heart of Poland – administrative and financial coordinator of over 50 clinical and pre-clinical trials. Responsible for public financing acquisition for numerous research and investment projects over the past 15 years, with a total value of over 65 mln EUR. 

Piotr Hirnle has a solid and diverse educational foundation, including a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He speaks five languages, with differing degrees of fluency. Co-inventor of three granted patents and several additional patent applications.