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The OCTAID App is an educational mobile application which has been developed as a means to teach intra-coronary optical coherence tomography (OCT) with the goal of making it easy to understand for physicians all over the world. There is rising interest among interventional cardiologists to learn OCT given its ability to help with image analysis, determination of plaque characteristics, visualization of intra-coronary pathology and stent optimization. Mount Sinai Heart is a global leader within the field of interventional cardiology; the myriad of cases and pathology which are seen in The Mount Sinai Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory make it the perfect center to educate medical professionals within this field.

This App will teach the principles of intra-coronary imaging and the technique of how to perform and understand OCT pullback images. Users will also come away with an increased confidence on how to interpret various notable and commonly seen examples with labeled images and explanations. Finally, there is a link to an interactive portal where users can test their knowledge of the material with still images and pullback videos. This mobile application can be used on-the-go all over the world and it gives medical professionals globally exposure and access to cutting edge technology they may not be able to receive otherwise. As the field of intra-coronary imaging expands, so too will the use of optical coherence tomography. There is a need for a means to educate medical professionals on how to perform and interpret OCT and this app meets those needs.


Annapoorna Kini, MD, MRCP, FACC, FSCAI

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Director, Structural Intervention Program
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Zena and Michael A. Wiener Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Samin Sharma, MD, FACC, MSCAI

Director, Clinical and Interventional Cardiology
President, Mount Sinai Heart Network
Dean, International Clinical Affiliations
Anandi Lal Sharma Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, MACC

Philip J. & Harriet L. Goodhart Chair of Cardiology
Chief, Department of Cardiology, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
Associate Dean, Global Health, Arnhold Institute of Global Health at Mount Sinai
Professor of Medicine, Radiology, Health System & Designs
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Mount Sinai Health System
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Joseph Sweeny

Joseph Sweeny, MD

Director of Lauder Family Cardiovascular Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Yuliya Vengrenyuk, PhD

Director, Intravascular Imaging Core Lab
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine

Keisuke Yasumura, MD

Interventional Cardiology
Imaging Research Fellow
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Andrew Vengrenyuk, MS

Associate Researcher
The Mount Sinai Hospital

Jossef Amirian, MD

Manhattan Cardiology

Samit Bhatheja, MD, MPH

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
& Structural Heart Disease
Union Medical Group Medical Office Building

Naotaka Okamoto, MD

Interventional Cardiology
Osaka Rosai Hospital

The development of this app was made possible by the generous support of

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