CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --WHAT:You are invited to demo a new tool for personalized preventive medicine called CardioHealth® Station from Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd. Currently applying for FDA clearance, this comprehensive risk assessment tool, includes a powerful ultrasound engine, offering real-time detection of the thickness of the C-IMT and detects plaque in the carotid artery. This is the first comprehensive solution for screening and unlike anything else out there. It cuts out most of the time consuming steps, making this a potentially 5-minute (not a 30 minute) exam. It also gathers all the relevant data and produces a report to help the doctor explain the findings to the patient. Experts are available to meet to demo the device, which is currently pending FDA clearance.WHY:
The president of Panasonic Corporation, Fumio Ohtsubo, recently announced that Healthcare is one of the 6 pillars of Panasonic's future. CardioHealth® Station will be the company's flagship product in the area of Personalized Preventative Medicine. Until recently, Panasonic has focused its healthcare products mostly on Japan and then adapted them for the US market. However, this product was developed specifically for the US market. WHO:Steven Lynum, Director Clinical Products, Panasonic Healthcare Group, Panasonic Corporation of North America can demo the CardioHealth® Station and discuss Panasonic's strategy.Matthew Budoff, MD, FACC, FAHA, Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA & Director of Cardiac CT at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA, can discuss the importance of screening tools for non-invasive atherosclerosis imaging. ***Dr. Budoff is available by appointment only.***WHERE:American Heart Association Scientific SessionsPanasonic Booth #1831 at McCormick Place, Chicago, ILWHEN:Sunday, November 14 – 11:00AM-05:00PM, Monday, November 15 – 09:00AM-05:00PM**Additional media access times available upon request
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