Cardiovascular Oct Imaging (Hardcover)
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OCT is rapidly being adopted in cardiology practice. However, gap exists between the speed of technology development and the knowledge of cardiologists. Many cardiologists are not familiar with image interpretation and don't have enough background/knowledge to use the information in clinical practice. This book will be designed for busy interventional cardiologists to become quickly familiar with this emerging technology so that they can take advantage of its power improve patient care and outcome.
About the Author
Ik-Kyung Jang, MD, PhD is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Cardiology Laboratory for Integrative Physiology and Imaging (CLIPI) at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jang came to Massachusetts General Hospital in 1987 from Leuven University in Belgium, where he has completed his residency in medicine and fellowship in cardiology. He also successfully defended his doctorate thesis at the same university under the supervision of Professor Desire Collen. After his advanced fellowship in cardiology at MGH, he joined the staff and is currently working as a Physician and an interventional cardiologist in the Cardiology Division. His research interest has been acute coronary syndromes including acute myocardial infarction. His earlier research focused on pharmacology and physiology of thrombosis and thrombolysis including thrombin hypothesis and platelet inhibition. For the last fifteen years he has pioneered the application of intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to patients to better characterize coronary plaques and to understand the mechanisms of plaque rupture. In 2010 Dr. Jang established an international OCT Registry, which has more than 2000 patients from 20 sites across 6 countries.