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Florida Cardiologist First in United States to Acquire Innovative Shape-HF Cardiopulmonary Testing System
Date:4/15/2009

New FDA-Approved Medical Device Objectively Measures Heart/Lung Interaction to Evaluate Patient Functional Capacity, Therapy Response and Risk

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (PRWeb) April 14, 2009 -- Dr. Dean A. Bramlet, the Director of the Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center of the Heart and Lipid Institute of Florida located in St. Petersburg, a Diplomate of Clinical Lipidology, and an Assistant Consulting Professor of Medicine at Duke University, is the first physician to acquire the innovative Shape-HF Cardiopulmonary Testing System. Developed by Shape Medical Systems, Inc., this non-invasive medical device assesses heart-lung interaction and ventilation in patients with chronic heart failure and other cardiopulmonary disease. Having received FDA approval earlier this month, Shape-HF is the first of its kind being introduced to cardiologists across the country. While ventilation testing devices have been used for several years to measure cardiopulmonary response to exercise, Shape-HF is the first device specifically designed for cardiology. Shape-HF is easy to use, easy on the patient, and provides clinically relevant data that is easy to understand, reproducible and immediately useful to a cardiologist.


   
With over 30 years of experience treating patients and conducting clinical research in the area of heart failure and related disease--his clinical research in cardiovascular resynchronization conduction disturbances has advanced the use of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) in heart failure--Bramlet is always looking for ways to alleviate symptoms for his patients. "Until now we have not had an objective way to measure a heart patient's response to therapies. The

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