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10 March 2015

Dr. Christopher Zarins, Co-Founder & Senior VP Medical Affairs of Heartflow Inc. to present at FEST

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Christopher Zarins will be presenting at the Heart + Lung Health FEST Scientific Symposium on Thursday, March 26th:

“On a path of academic research leading to commercialization: the case of HeartFlow”

ZarinsLearning objectives: 

  • Identify methods for determining the hemodynamic significance of coronary artery stenosis;
  • Recognize the difference between anatomic stenosis and functionally significant stenosis;
  • Understand how fractional flow reserve can be derived from coronary CT images.

Dr. Zarins is a co-founder, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, and member of the Board of Directors of HeartFlow Inc. He served as the Chief of Vascular Surgery at the University of Chicago from 1978-1993. In 1993 he joined Stanford University as the Walter Clifford and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor in Surgery and served as the Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center from 1993-2005. Dr. Zarins served as President of the Society of Vascular Surgery in 1999.

HeartFlow has developed a method for identifying ischemia-causing stenosis using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applied to coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). This method provides a non-invasive computed measure of fractional flow reserve (FFR) which will be used as a quantitative measure in the “Anatomic and Physiologic Determinants of Vessel-Specific Ischemia by Coronary CT” study.

This special lecture is supported by the Department of Radiology at Providence Health Care.

View the full agenda for the scientific symposium here.

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