Prof. Francesco Prati specializes in Cardiology and currently holds the following positions:
- Director of Emergency and Interventional Cardiology UOC, San Giovanni Hospital, Rome
- President of the Center for the Fight against Infarction Foundation Onlus
It combines an intense clinical-assistance activity with a rich scientific production that includes over 230 scientific articles published in international journals.
The clinical activity is addressed to all cardiology issues and in particular to the treatment and prevention of myocardial infarction and angina. For over 20 years he has been involved in interventional cardiology with coronary angioplasty (stent) and structural procedures (including PFO closure). The research has for years focused on the use of intravascular imaging techniques such as INFRARED NIRS (near infrared spectroscopy), IVUS (intracoronary ultrasound) and OCT (computerized optical tomography) of which he was a pioneer. The research focuses in particular on the use of OCT to improve angioplasty ( stent ) procedures and to study atherosclerosis.
As President of the Onlus Foundation he organizes the congress Knowing and Curing the Heart, which is stably among the top 4 Italian cardiology conferences by number of members and scientific interest.
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