Philips debuts two new cardio products to European market at London conference

Philips ($PHG) used this year's European Society of Cardiology Congress meeting in London to announce the European debut of two new cardio products--HeartMode A.I. and IntelliSpace Cardiovascular.

HeartModel is an Anatomically Intelligent Ultrasound (AIUS) device that improves quantification and provides automated 3-D images with better reproducible ultrasound results and faster exam times, the company said. Exams with HeartModel are reported three to 6 times faster than conventional 2-D exams in gathering left ventricular and atrial dimensions as well as volumes.

The technology is part of the EPIQ 7 ultrasound systems.

"Collecting heart measurements in 3-D is difficult and time consuming," Jose Aamorana of the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal in Madrid, said in a statement. "HeartModel helps to make collecting critical cardiac ultrasound measurements easier and more reproducible, which will not only enable time savings, but will hopefully extend the adoption of 3-D echocardiography exams to more clinicians."

Additionally, the Dutch conglomerate showcased its IntelliSpace Cardiovascular product, which is a web-enabled image and information management system. IntelliSpace can create and store a digital cardiovascular image database and develop algorithms to enable more personalized patient care. The system also has the ability to access other third-party applications.

The European Society of Cardiology conference is considered one of the largest and most influential cardiology events in the world.

- see the HeartModel release
- check out the IntelliSpace release