3D Guidance of Cardiovascular Intervention

Investigator: Brooks Lindsey

While placement of cardiac devices (e.g. stents, septal occluders) via minimally-invasive procedures has reduced both patient recovery times and early complication rates relative to open procedures, the rates of repeat intervention and long-term mortality remain relatively high.  For example, ~10% of patients receiving drug-eluting stents require at least one revascularization procedure.  Minimally-invasive real-time 3D imaging may reduce these rates by enabling direct visualization of stent sizing, expansion, and placement.