Toronto, ON, Canada
M.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering
B.A.Sc., Computer Engineering
"Our goal is to provide physicians, hospitals and industry partners with new opportunities to guide the increasing number of minimally invasive procedures available for a broad range of conditions," Brian Courtney, president and CEO of Conavi Medical, told HCB News. "The imaging needs for each type of procedure vary considerably."...view more
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"FDA clearance of the Foresight ICE System represents a major milestone for Conavi's team and our customers in the US healthcare system," says Brian Courtney, CEO of Conavi Medical Inc. "We look forward to working with physicians in the United States by providing them with new visualization tools to support existing and emerging minimally invasive procedures for patients with a broad range of cardiac conditions. The Foresight ICE system represents Conavi's lead product in its commercialization pipeline. The advanced technology in this system provides us with a remarkable platform from which we will be able to expand in the future to help physicians, healthcare systems and industry partners better address a large number of clinical needs."...view more
Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are a subset of lesions that present a considerable burden to cardiovascular patients. There exists a strong clinical desire to improve non-surgical options for CTO revascularization. While several techniques, devices, and guide ...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the vascular response of zotarolimus-eluting stent (ZES) and sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) using serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)...
Current evidence indicates that most plaques classified as vulnerable or ruptured plaque do not lead to unstable angina or myocardial infarction. Improved methods are needed to risk stratify plaques to identify those which lead to most acute coronary ...
Bifurcation lesions remain a challenging lesion subset, even in the era of drug-eluting stents. The aim of this study was to investigate the longitudinal remodeling pattern and cross-sectional plaque location of bifurcation lesions. Seventy-four preintervention intravascular ultrasound studies of left anterior descending bifurcation lesions were analyzed, in which the lesion was located proximal (type A, n = 32) or distal (type B, n = 42) to the side branch. Vessel area and plaque area at the lesion (VAlesion and PAlesion) and at the reference site (VAreference and PAreference) were measured...
Plaque stabilization by statins is important for reduction of cardiovascular events but has not been demonstrated enough in vivo. We examined whether statins clinically alter the structure of coronary atherosclerotic plaques using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) radio-frequency (RF) signal analysis...