VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.

VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.

December 08, 2010 07:00 ET

Prominent Canadian Cardiologist to Report Assessment of VentriPoint Heart Analysis System at International Medical Conference

Dr. Mertens will Present an Independent Evaluation of the VMS System

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2010) - VentriPoint Diagnostics ("VentriPoint") (TSX VENTURE:VPT) Dr. Luc Mertens will present a paper on VentriPoint's 3D technology to monitor right heart function in children at the European Society of Cardiology conference on Thursday, December 9th.

The paper is entitled "What do we use now to assess RV function in clinical practice?" and will be presented in a symposium on "The Right Ventricle" in the Odense Room between 8:30 - 10:00 am at the EUROECHO 2010 Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. Within the presentation will be the comparison of VentriPoint's VMS™ system to the leading 3D echo software analysis program and the gold-standard MRI procedure.

About EUROECHO 2010. EUROECHO 2010 is the fourteenth annual meeting organized by the European Society of Cardiology with more than 3,000 participants expected to attend.

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 is the first application in a suite of applications for all major heart diseases including pulmonary hypertension, cardiovascular disease and heart failure - a multibillion dollar market potential. Canada and Europe (CE Mark) have granted approval for the sale of its VMS diagnostic tool and a 510(k) submission is currently being reviewed by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration.

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