Jonathan Lindner, M.D., associate professor of medicine and associate chief for education in OHSU’s cardiovascular division will be presenting, “New Windows to Your Heart: Breakthroughs in Cardiovascular Imaging,” on Thursday, November 17, 2011. The talk is part of the Marquam Hill Lecture Series, which is designed to share cutting edge research with the general public. The lecture is free, but seating is limited. To register, visit the Marquam Hill Lectures website.
About Dr. Lindner’s talk
Can you picture the heart at its molecular level? In this talk, Dr. Lindner will explain – and show – images of the heart that bring disease out of hiding, before it becomes deadly. Historically, cardiovascular imaging technologies have taken pictures of the heart muscle, valves, or arteries, as well as provide real-time moving images of blood as it flows into and is pumped out of the heart. These images were groundbreaking in their day, but now, new technologies using “smart” contrast agents allow scientists and physicians to see things that were invisible before, and that may lead to revolutionary ways of detecting heart attacks or coronary artery disease.
The Marquam Hill Lecture Series is presented by the OHSU Foundation, the School of Medicine, the Marquam Hill Steering Committee and the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI).