Navigation Links
HealthAware Introduces Its VascularAware Cardiovascular Disease Module

DENVER, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthAware, a leading supplier of innovative services to healthcare providers, announced today the launch of VascularAware, the newest disease module in its Cardiovascular Program. VascularAware is designed to help people who may be at risk for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), which affects nearly 10 million adult Americans, according to the American Heart Association.

Development of the VascularAware disease module extends the Company's mission of promoting early detection and prevention of disease.

"PAD affects eight to 12 million people in the U.S., and represents a significant growth market for hospitals," says Greg Gossett, HealthAware President. "According to the Society of Interventional Radiology, PAD impacts 12 to 20 percent of those over age 65, and nearly 20 percent of all men and women age 70 and older."

Mr. Gossett goes on to say, "Through VascularAware, we will be able to better help hospitals attain their goals, while also helping them to increase their visibility and goodwill within their communities."

PAD is a form of atherosclerosis. The most common type of PAD is the hardening and narrowing of arteries that are caused by the gradual buildup of fatty deposits and additional substances. The result is restricted blood flow, mainly in the arteries that lead to the legs and extremities.

Many people with PAD have no symptoms, which is one reason why it is important to screen for this disease through VascularAware. About one third of those with PAD have symptoms in the form of leg pain, cramping, fatigue or other discomfort in the calves or hips when they are walking or engaged in other activity.

However, these symptoms typically will subside when they rest. Because of this, PAD can often go undiagnosed during its early stages because people mistake their symptoms for a form of arthritis or as simply a sign of aging.

By the time people with PAD begin to suffer from symptoms such as leg discomfort and pain, they may already have severely blocked arteries in their legs and damaged blood vessels in other parts of their body. This can put them at a higher risk for heart attacks and strokes.

When patients utilize VascularAware, the program considers the following risk factors:

-- High blood pressure -- Smoking -- Diabetes

-- High cholesterol -- Family history of -- Over weight

CV disease

-- Over age 50 -- Inactivity/sedentary -- Leg pain


-- TIA symptoms

For more information about VascularAware and HealthAware's mission of promoting early detection and prevention of disease, please contact Cynthia Zeigler, Director, Marketing & PR, at (303) 758-8400, ext. 203.

About HealthAware

HealthAware, a division of Byrne HealthCare, is a respected market leader offering innovative services to healthcare providers that drive more at-risk patients through their door. HealthAware is dedicated to halting the progress of major diseases in the U.S. Our mission is to provide services and systems that save patients, while enabling select healthcare organizations to thrive and grow their market share. The end result being longer, healthier lives for consumers and healthcare organizations that are more vital and productive.

SOURCE HealthAware
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Cascade Microtech Introduces Worlds First 45 nm-capable DC/RF Parametric Probe Card Solutions, Lowers Cost of Ownership
2. SoluLinK Introduces ChromaLink(TM) Biotin Labeling Kit to Biotinylate and Measure With One Reagent
3. Biomatrica Introduces SampleWare(R) Version 3.0 Software for Laboratory Sample Management
4. Aton Pharma Introduces Expanded Distribution of Lacrisert(R) (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert) at Hawaiian Eye
5. Biomerica Introduces a New 15 Minute Home Test for Allergies to Cats and Receives CE Mark Approval for Home Use
6. Microfabrica Introduces Set of Miniature Building Blocks for Minimally-Invasive Medical Devices
7. Caliper Life Sciences Introduces Zephyr SPE Workstation to Improve Efficiency of Solid Phase Extraction
8. Finesse Introduces TruBio(TM) IOQ
9. Nikon Instruments Introduces NIS-Elements Software for Eclipse Ti-E Live-Cell Applications
10. EDDA Technology Introduces Universal Enterprise Solution - Enabling 2D/3D/4D Advanced Clinical Applications on Existing PACS Workstations
11. H&V Introduces HVision Technology Platform to Accelerate Development of Breakthrough Products
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... -- Today the Allen Institute announced the opening of ... South Lake Union neighborhood, the city,s biotechnology hub. Located ... Avenue North, the 270,000 square foot life sciences building ... and the Allen Institute for Cell Science. ... Allen Institute. "We started by building a map of ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 2015 Frost & Sullivan is proud ... addresses ways companies can innovate and transform themselves ... --> ... --> --> ... as the disrupting factors altering the industry, such ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , Dec. 01, 2015 ... addition of the "2016 Europe Cell ... Innovative Technologies, Competitive Strategies, Opportunities for Suppliers--France, ... their offering. --> ) ... "2016 Europe Cell Surface Markers: Country Volume ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... RURO, Inc., a leading ... laboratory animal colony management software solution, ezColony®, is now available as a subscription-based, ... , Many organizations are moving to cloud-hosting for LIMS ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:11/17/2015)... 2015 Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" ... sale of broadly enabling, pressure cycling technology ("PCT")-based sample ... announced it has received gross proceeds of $745,000 from ... (the "Offering"), increasing the total amount raised to date ... closings are expected in the near future. ...
(Date:11/12/2015)... BOSTON , Nov. 12, 2015  A golden ... for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has provided a new ... Boston Children,s Hospital, the Broad Institute of MIT and ... Brazil . Cell, ... some dogs "escape" the disease,s effects. The Boston Children,s ...
(Date:11/12/2015)... , Nov. 11, 2015   Growing ... reliable analytical tools has been paving the way ... qualitative determination of discrete analytes in clinical, agricultural, ... are being predominantly used in medical applications, however, ... environmental sectors due to continuous emphasis on improving ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):