Ventripoint Heart Analysis System to be used at the Stollery Children's Hospital to Study Atrial Dysfunction in Children

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Toronto, Ontario – TheNewswire – February 23, 2021 - Ventripoint Diagnostics Ltd. ("Ventripoint" or the "Company"), (TSXV:VPT); (OTC:VPTDF) is announcing the commencement of a new clinical study to measure atrial volumes and ejection fractions in children with suspected valvular disease.  The study is being conducted by cardiologists in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Alberta in collaboration with the Mazankowski Heart Institute and Stollery Children’s Hospital.

There is a real need for a reliable, accurate and simple procedure to assess valvular function especially between the atria and ventricles of the heart.  Left atrial enlargement is an indicator of diastolic dysfunction due to congenital or acquired left heart disease, volume overload due to left to right shunting, a marker of severity of mitral stenosis and regurgitation, and a risk factor for atrial arrhythmias.  Right atrial volume is a known marker for right ventricular diastolic dysfunction and severity of tricuspid regurgitation or stenosis.  The VMS+3.0 is uniquely able to measure volumes for all 4 chambers of the heart using 2D ultrasound and so can provide regular monitoring of children throughout their early years as the heart grows.  This information is critical to determine the need and timing for therapeutic interventions.  

“Ventripoint is pleased to sponsor this study to further show how repeated rapid assessment paediatric patients using 2D ultrasound can assist in therapeutic decisions,” stated Dr. George Adams, Executive-Chairman of Ventripoint.  “3D echocardiography is often unreadable and MRI procedures are too expensive and arduous to perform frequently as the child grows.

This study aims to demonstrate the capabilities of the VMS+3.0 in assessing the performance and function of the left and right atria in combination with the ventricle assessment. For comparison purposes, the children will also be assessed by 3D ultrasound, as well as MRI, when possible.

About Stollery Children’s Hospital

The Stollery Children’s Hospital is located in Edmonton, Alberta. The hospital is comprised of 232 beds, which include inpatient and critical care beds. Over 50% of their beds are critical care beds. The Stollery Children’s Hospital provide quaternary services  to Alberta and Western Canada for some of the highly specialized services. Flagship programs include the cardiac and transplant services.

About Ventripoint Diagnostics Ltd.

Ventripoint has become an industry leader in the application of AI (Artificial Intelligence) to echocardiography. Ventripoint's VMS products are powered by its proprietary KBR technology, which is the result of a decade of development and provides accurate volumetric cardiac measurements equivalent to MRI. This affordable, gold-standard alternative allows cardiologists greater confidence in the management of their patients. Providing better care to patients serves as a springboard and basic standard for all of Ventripoint's products that guide our future developments. In addition, VMS+ is versatile and can be used with all ultrasound systems from any vendor supported by regulatory market approvals in the U.S., Europe and Canada.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. George Adams

[email protected]

519-803-6937

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