Antonio Colombo (Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, EMO GVM Centro Cuore Columbus; San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy) has been appointed as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of Miracor Medical Systems. The board already boasts the thought leaders Gregg Stone, Azfar Zaman, Adrian Banning, Malte Kelm, Tienush Rassaf, and Werner Mohl as members.
Colombo, who is also professor of Medicine at Columbia Medical Center (New York, USA), is a leading innovator and pioneer in interventional cardiology and has contributed significantly to today’s use of coronary stents and defined the role of intravascular ultrasound in this setting. Additionally, his studies along with others have redefined adequate antiplatelet therapy after coronary stenting.
He says: “It is with pleasure and excitement that I join the Scientific Advisory Council of Miracor. The PiCSO impulse system is one of the most exciting new therapies in the area of acute myocardial infarction treatment and I also see a huge potential beyond this indication. I look forward to collaborating with the Council’s other members and to contributing significantly to the further establishment of PiCSO in clinical practice and the investigation of its benefits in other indications.
A press release reports that the PiCSOAMI impulse system is designed for use during coronary revascularisation procedures following myocardial infarction and other types of acute coronary syndrome to intermittently increase the pressure in the coronary venous system and thereby increase myocardial perfusion, improve cardiac function, and reduce damage to the heart.