Seeing through blood, a new endocardial visualization and therapy technology-Vahid Saadat-11/15/2011 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Seeing through blood, a new endocardial visualization and therapy technology
Event Date: 
11/15/2011 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Vahid Saadat
Event Speaker Title: 
Event Speaker Company: 
Voyage Medical
Event Speaker Bio: 

Vahid Saadat is a serial medical device entrepreneur. Mr. Saadat is currently studying opportunities in the field of healthcare diagnostics, therapeutics and digital healthcare. Mr. Saadat has a graduate degree in biomedical engineering and a bachelors degree in Electrical engineering both from the University of Texas at Austin. He has over 250 patents under his name in a variety of medical specialties spanning cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, urology, gynecology, orthopedics and neurostimulation.

Mr. Saadat has started numerous companies in the past: 2006- 2011: Voyage Medical, Inc., Redwood City; 2005-2010: Baxano, Inc., San Jose; 2000-2005: USGI Medical, Inc., San Clemente; 1997-2000: AngioTrax, Inc.Sunnyvale; 1995-1997: Gynecare, Inc., Menlo Park; 1991-1993: Cardiac Science, Inc., Irvine; and 1987-1995: Trimedyne, Inc., Irvine.

Event Details
Event Details: 

Currently the vascular interventionalists (Radiologists, Cardiologists and electrophysiologists) are hampered by their limited imaging equipment. The mainstay of these specialties is the decades old fluoroscopy machines. These machines suffer from their low resolution, their gray scale presentation and their inability to show surfaces of the cardiac chambers. When one starts to perform procedures in the atria or the ventricles of the heart, it becomes even more important to have an adequate imaging modality in this 3D environment. The ability to see through the blood and perform interventions in the chambers of the heart will open new doors for the physician operators. Voyage medical has successfully created a platform to do just that. This talk will cover the technology developed by Voyage, how it works and what can be expected. The speaker will share some stunning video from inside the heart with the audience and explore the new procedures that may be enabled or made substantially easier by the use of this technology.