Philips launches portfolio at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session 2013


Philips Healthcare at the American College of Cardiology’s Scientific Session (ACC.13), March 9–11, San Francisco, USA, unveiled its new advances in cardiovascular health monitoring.

  • Philips IntelliSpace ECG, multi-modality, multi-vendor, scalable ECG management system. According to the company this allows patient data to be accessed from other points-of-care applications for review, comparison and printing. Users can review time-sensitive ECGs on a smartphone, which can help improve patient care through comprehensive and flexible workflow management.
  • Philips ST80i Stress Testing System is the next generation of stress-testing features a wireless patient experience, bi-directional connectivity and advanced decision support tools that enhance data review, patient care and workflow efficiency, according to a company release.

“From the hospital to the home, we think very broadly about how innovation impacts the entire continuum of care and exchange of information exchange,” said Mike Mancuso, CEO, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics, Philips Healthcare.

“Our goal is to provide solutions that enhance collaboration and integration, so that clinicians can focus on what matters most—the patient.”

At ACC.13, Philips displayed key examples of “world’s first” innovations in cardiac care as part of its mission to change the future of health care.

  • Philips’ EchoNavigator live image-guidance tool. This newly-introduced system helps interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to perform minimally-invasive structural heart disease repairs by providing an intelligently integrated view of live X-ray and 3D ultrasound images.
  • Philips also demonstrates the Corindus CorPath 200 System, the robotic-assisted system for PCI. The system allows interventionalists to precisely move commercially available guidewires and balloon/stent catheters.