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Breakthrough CardioHealth® Station Cleared By FDA to Take Center Stage at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology 2011
Date:3/30/2011

e reported to have normal LDL levels and therefore would not have been identified as High Risk.

The noninvasive imaging feature of CardioHealth® Station represents a breakthrough introduction into the primary healthcare market by the collaborative effort of CardioNexus and Panasonic Healthcare since their partnership was announced last October.  Other features, such as Point-of-Care genetic testing for monitoring response to drug therapies, which collectively aim at Personalized Preventive Medicine will be introduced in the future.

"We've already seen tremendous interest in the technology, particularly among internists and primary care physicians who up until now have not had an automated non-invasive imaging technology in their office," says Steven Lynum, Director of Panasonic Healthcare's Clinical Products who is also an Executive Vice President at CardioNexus. "CardioHealth® Station allows them to easily incorporate atherosclerosis imaging in their management of cardiovascular patients based on the recent guidelines."

The CardioHealth Station includes a handheld ultrasound probe to scan the carotid arteries on both sides of the neck and to detect hidden plaque build up and increased thickness in the artery wall. Testing is performed in a matter of minutes without pain, discomfort or exposure to radiation; and the results are available immediately.

According to the American Heart Association there are over 60 million Americans at risk of a heart attack and in need of screening and preventive care.

"We are proud that Houston's CardioNexus in partnership with the world's largest consumer electronics manufacture, Panasonic Corporation, is introducing breakthrough medical technologies," said Leo Womack, a well known Houston life science investor who chairs CardioNexus' Board of Directors. "Texas needs more of these CardioNexus type initiatives."

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SOURCE CardioNexus Corporation
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