Morteza Naghavi, M.D.
Dr. Naghavi is an innovative physician scientist and entrepreneur with special interests in the fields of cardiovascular medicine and medical technologies.
As a former cardiology faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and Director of the Vulnerable Plaque Research Department at the Texas Heart Institute, he made several inventions and contributed to creating the field of "vulnerable plaque", the immediate underlying cause of heart attacks.
Early works by Dr. Naghavi
and colleagues resulted in the foundation of Volcano Corporation
(NASDAQ: VOLC), the leading vulnerable plaque detection company.
invented the Digital Thermal Monitoring of vascular function which provides a noninvasive, inexpensive, and easy-to-use tool for screening asymptomatic at risk patients and monitoring vascular response to therapy.
Through his years of active contribution to the field of early detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease, Dr. Naghavi founded the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) and is the Chairman of the SHAPE Task Force, a non-profit international coalition focusing on the advancement of cardiovascular risk assessment.
Dr. Naghavi is the founder and former CEO of Endothelix, Inc.
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