Interventional Cardiology Session
A light-reflecting balloon catheter for atraumatic tissue defect repair
German Heart Center, Munich, Germany
Dr. Nora Lang completed her medical degree at University of Munich in 2006, where she then continued to work and obtained her specialization in Pediatric Cardiology. Aftewards, she pursued and earned a PhD in this field and took up a post-Doctoral position at the Boston Children’s Hospital, working alongside Professor Pedro del Nido. After finishing her Post-Doc in 2012, she returned to Germany and worked at the University Hospital in Freiburg, before taking her current position at the Germany Heart Center in Munich.
While working at the Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Lang developed, together with Professor del Nido, a new technique that allows for the repair of cardiac defects in a beating heart without the need for open heart surgery, by using a blood resistant surgical glue and a UV light catheter. This novel technique has the potential to revolutionze the way we treat patients with these conditions, taking minimally invasive surgery to a whole new level and making this a lecture not to miss!
Location: Munich, Germany