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VentriPoint Founder Giving Invited Lecture at International Congress

Feb 15 2013 12:00AM

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- (Marketwire) -- 02/15/13 -- VentriPoint Diagnostics (TSX VENTURE: VPT)(OTCQX: VPTDF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Florence Sheehan, VentriPoint's Chief Science Officer (CSO) and a Founder has been asked to give a lecture at the 6th World Congress on Paediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery on Monday, February 18th entitled "Knowledge-Based Reconstruction: The Theory".

"It is wonderful that Dr. Sheehan is receiving the acknowledgment of the international pediatric cardiology community for her decades of hard work to create and validate knowledge-based reconstruction as an rapid and accurate way to analyze the right heart," cheered Dr. George Adams, CEO of VentriPoint.

The group from Manchester Heart Centre in the UK will also present a paper at the World Congress based on their recent research using the VMS™ entitled "Initial Experience with a Novel Echo-based Magnetic Tracking System for Reconstruction of Right Ventricular Volumes and Function in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease".

The VMS™ is approved for clinical use in TOF, dextro-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA) and PAH patients in Canada and Europe and is for investigational use only in the United States.

About the 6th World Congress on Paediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery

The World Congress is held every four years and is the major international scientific event for our global paediatric cardio-community and an opportunity to highlight and review four years of research and technological developments in basic sciences, clinical research and therapeutic interventions. A major theme for this 6th Congress is new imaging modalities which have greatly enhanced the diagnostic power, enabled dramatic new interventions and assisted and guided a great number of surgical innovations. The deployment of these latest tools in the determination of ventricular size and function, and in the analysis of valve performance in rheumatic disease are two focal points for this Congress.

About VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.

VentriPoint has created a diagnostic ultrasound tool to monitor patients with heart disease, a leading cause of death in developed countries. VMS™ is the first cost-effective and accurate diagnostic tool for measuring right ventricle heart function. Congenital heart disease in children and adults and pulmonary arterial Hypertension are the first applications in a suite of applications for all major heart diseases including cardiovascular disease and heart failure - a multi-billion dollar market potential. Canada and Europe (CE Mark) have granted approval for the sale of its VMS™ tool and the company is pursuing the US-FDA marketing clearance through the 510(k) process.

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Contacts:
VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.
Dr. George Adams
CEO
(206) 283-0221, ext. 401
gadams@ventripoint.com





Source: Marketwire


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