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Tales from the Road: Vasomedical Visits Amsterdam for ESC Conference

We just recently returned from the 2013 European Society of Cardiology Congress (ESC) which was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands this year. It was an enjoyable and rewarding trip for many reasons.

First, the ESC issued new guidelines for the treatment of stable angina and assigned EECP® Therapy a lla Level of Recommendation with a B Level of Evidence. The inclusion of EECP Therapy in the guidelines provides not only recognition of the Therapy by the European cardiology community, but the recommendation that it should be considered when treating refractory angina patients.

This news brought many visitors to our exhibit booth. They came to see what the Therapy looked like in person and see exactly how it operated. We had a live model and our Clinical Manager, Bill Seychell, providing live demonstrations. Additionally, as the crowds grew in the aisles surrounding our booth, it presented a great opportunity for visitors to learn about the additional products we were displaying, including the Biox ECG Holter and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and our EZ patient monitoring products line.

Additionally, the two abstracts presented on EECP Therapy – one by Eline Wu, RN from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, the other by Dr. Vyacheslav Ryabov from Tomsk, Russia – were well received and motivated more visitors to visit our booth.

Amsterdam is a beautiful city and we were lucky to check out some of the great sites it has to offer, such as the National Museum, which had just returned to its newly renovated site.  We were able to get close and view the many famous paintings in its collection, including Rembrandt’s Night Watch.

One can go from one end of the spectrum to the other easily in Amsterdam – from the sobriety of Anne Frank’s House Museum to the fun and enjoyment of the Heineken Experience, Old Town streets, coffee houses, restaurants and shops. The beauty and uniqueness of the city is easily seen from a canal boat ride, a bicycle or a walk through the markets and squares. Just be careful not to get run over by the hundreds of cyclists who fill the bike lanes and speed down the sidewalks!

Introducing EECP Therapy to Latin American Healthcare Professionals at FIME 2013

Interest in medical devices, supplies, services and healthcare cost management in Latin America brought tens of thousands of visitors to Miami this week for the Florida International Medical Exposition (FIME), filling the Miami Convention Center and the local South Beach area and hotels.

While most visitors spent their time strolling the aisles full of exhibitors in the convention center, a group of interested medical professionals attended my presentation on the “Effects of Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP®) Therapy on Patient Outcomes.”

The presentation and the questions that followed focused not only on the scientifically proven clinical benefits of the Therapy, but on the tremendous potential saving to the healthcare budgets that could be realized in Latin American countries if EECP Therapy was used more often instead of, or as an adjunct to, palliative invasive procedures like stenting and bypass surgery. As in the United States, the expected increase in cardiovascular diseases such as angina and congestive heart failure, already compounded by the current epidemic prevalence of diabetes in Latin America, is unsustainable financially in the future. The need for a more cost-effective treatment to meet the clinical and financial challenges for these and additional cardiovascular diseases can be met more successfully with a greater awareness, adoption and support of EECP Therapy.

I am always happy to do my part in raising awareness about this great treatment, and it didn’t hurt that I got to enjoy sun, sushi and salsa in Miami while I was there!

Tales from the Road: Hospitalar 2013

After three days of exhibiting at the Hospitalar 2013 meeting in São Paulo, we are even more convinced that Brazil will be an excellent market for EECP Therapy!

At the exhibition, Vasomedical displayed and demonstrated its core technology, EECP Therapy, its Biox ambulatory monitoring products and its EZ series patient management products. Visiting physicians and healthcare professionals expressed particular interest in how EECP technology can help patients with cardiovascular disease as well as significantly reduce healthcare costs.

We met with attendees from across the globe who were extremely pleasant and welcoming to the Vasomedical team and our products. It was a great experience participating in this event and understanding how we can expand our presence in South America.

The icing on the cake: we are in the process of registering Vasomedical and Biox products for sale in Brazil, putting us in a great position to build relationships for the near future!

Make sure to stay tuned for more tales from around the globe as we continue to showcase and educate the healthcare industry about EECP Therapy technology and our other offerings.

Next stop: New York, NY!

Tales from the Road: Africa Health Exhibition and Congress 2013

This week, we have been showcasing our technology at Africa Health Exhibition and Congress 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Reminiscent of when we first introduced EECP Therapy to the U.S. market in1995 at medical shows, the response of attendees at the South African Healthcare meeting this week was met by a variety of responses – from surprise to excitement. Many attendees were surprised to see such a well-documented treatment for the first time. They asked:  why have we never heard of this before?!

Physicians, nurses, hospital administrators and government officials all were curious to check it out and learn more about the technology and its benefits. They spent time with us in our booth to watch demonstrations and listen to our presentations to learn for the first time what this technology was all about and the life-changing impact it can have for those with heart conditions.

Attendees were also very interested in our Biox ECG Holter and ambulatory blood pressure monitors as well as our patient management products.

We met with attendees from across the globe including South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Egypt, Algeria and the UAE. We believe that the reception of our products and the relationships we established will help us reach our goal of expanding sales in the African region.

Stay tuned for more tales from around the world as we continue to showcase and educate EECP Therapy technology and our other offerings. Next stop: Sao Paulo, Brazil!

Showcasing EECP Therapy: Live from Expomed 2013

Our current stop in our international medical conference tour is Istanbul, Turkey.

Expomed 2013 is an international healthcare exhibition showcasing the latest products and developments in the healthcare and medical device industries. Expomed attracts a wide international audience, with participation of over 1200 companies and company representatives from over 41 countries to discover and share the latest developments in the medical field.

The Vasomedical international sales team is currently showcasing our medical device products at Expomed, including the AngioNew® -VI Therapy system, Biox ECG Holter systems, ambulatory blood pressure monitors and EZ patient management products.

The team has encountered a great deal of interest for the Biox ECG Holter systems from international markets, including countries like Georgia, Kosovo, Libya, Egypt, Iraq and Turkey.  The healthcare market in the Eurasian region is rapidly growing, and we look forward to furthering our relationships with distributors in this region.

We are very proud to participate in this event! If you are attending this year, come visit us in booth 1207, at the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey. We would love to hear your thoughts on our products and share our recent news and developments with you!

Next up: China International Medical Equipment Fair in Shenzhen, China.

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Notes from the Road: The ACC Scientific Session in California

This year’s American College of Cardiology Scientific Session  was a successful exhibition for Vasomedical – we were able to interact with people interested in EECP® Therapy and help spread the word even more about the positive impact these treatments can have.  And what better way to kick off Spring than to spend some time with our fellow industry partners out in sunny California!

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During the three days of the show, many people visited the booth and expressed great interest in EECP and our other product lines. We were also pleased to receive positive feedback from a number of our current customers who expressed appreciation for how our technology is improving the quality of life of their patients.

We also encountered several attendees who were not as familiar with EECP Therapy who came by and asked some great clinical questions. They left the booth interested and many requested additional information to evaluate how adding EECP services to their practice or hospital would improve patient outcomes, generate revenue or save money in their healthcare system – all of which it has been proven to do!

Overall, the 2013 ACC Session proved once again to be a great show for Vasomedical.  We look forward to attending more conferences this year – in the U.S. and abroad – to continue to spread the word.  Stay tuned for more tales from the road; and if you ever plan to attend one of these conferences let us know, we’d love for you to swing by our booth!