Co-Registration: Cases in a box from Japan and Korea
Updates into the latest updates in coronary interventions
Dr. Bon-kwon Koo is a professor of Seoul National University, director of cardiovascular center and chair in...
Dr. Bon-kwon Koo is a professor of Seoul National University, director of cardiovascular center and chair in Cardiology Division of Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Koo graduated Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University previously and worked with Professor Peter J Fitzgerald and Professor William Fearon. Dr. Koo is an interventional cardiologist and his main research interest is imaging and physiology of coronary artery disease. Dr. Koo is a principal investigator of many domestic and international studies. He has published more than 400 papers in major journals. He was a course director of TCT-AP and is a course co-director of ENCORE course. He has performed series of studies on bifurcation lesions and coronary physiology/imaging which provided important insights in this field. His recent researches on non-invasive hemodynamic assessment using coronary CT angiography and computational fluid dynamics enables the assessment of FFR without invasive procedures and has started a new chapter in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. This innovation has now been expanded to non-invasive treatment planner and non-invasive assessment for the risk of ACS.
Prof Hitoshi Matsuo is currently President of Gifu Heart Center, and Clinical Visiting Professor of Cardiology in...
Prof Hitoshi Matsuo is currently President of Gifu Heart Center, and Clinical Visiting Professor of Cardiology in Aichi Medical University. He graduated from Jichi Medical School in 1986 and completed his residency in Gifu Prefectural Gifu Hospital. In 1987, during his residency period, Prof Hitoshi Matsuo spent one year at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore as a research fellow in the Nuclear Medicine Department under the supervision of Professor Henry N Wagner Jr. From 1988, he returned to Gifu Prefectural Hospital where he dedicated clinical research work on physiology and interventional cardiology using nuclear medicine and pressure wires. He received an annual award of Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine in 1995 and the Clinical Research Award of Japanese Society of Interventional Cardiology in 2004. Thereafter, he moved to Toyohashi Heart Center as co-director of the catheterization laboratory from 2007 and returned to Gifu as the Director of Cardiovascular Medicine in 2009. Dr Matsuo now participates and contributes to many international multi-center trials including DEFINE-FLAIR, the international multicenter FFRCT registry (ADVANCE registry), 3V-FFR FRIENDS study and FAVOR2 Europe and Japan, DEFINE FLOW study.