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Dr. Leslie Saxon, University of Southern California Chief Cardiologist Joins Endotronix Board


10/3/2013 2:54:14 PM

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Dr. Leslie Saxon, USC Chief Cardiologist Joins Endotronix Board

Peoria, IL, - Oct. 3, 2013 – Endotronix, a digital health solutions company, is expanding its board of directors with the addition of prominent cardiologist Leslie Saxon, MD, of Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Saxon is the chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and executive director of the Center for Body Computing, a digital health innovation and research center headquartered at USC.

“Dr. Saxon is a world leader in mobile health solutions, patient engagement, and innovative approaches to healthcare challenges,” said Endotronix CEO and co-founder Harry Rowland, Ph.D. “She will bring her considerable expertise to help Endotronix bridge the worlds of mobile health and medical devices to deliver improved care for patients globally.”

Not only do Dr. Saxon’s cardiology roots and passion for creating groundbreaking digital solutions for chronic disease management align closely with the Endotronix solution, so does her perspective on improving healthcare.

“Moving the needle on healthcare means the ruthless efficiency of digital applied over very large populations and saving the most talented to really take care of those people who need them,” said Dr. Saxon during a segment on the Sanjay Gupta, MD, program, “The Next List,” on CNN. “It means instead of going to a doctor when you are sick, you get a phone call that says you are about to get sick.”

The Endotronix solution under development includes a biosensor implant and small, wireless handheld reader that measures and transmits pulmonary artery pressure data to telehealth software from which the patient’s healthcare team can remotely monitor it. Based on the data, physicians can be proactive about preventing future events by reaching out to the patient and making adjustments to his/her care plan as needed.

In addition to her work in the field, Dr. Saxon has had more than 100 articles published in various medical journals. She also is a member of multiple organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the Heart Rhythm Society, The Heart Failure Society of America, and more.

About Endotronix

Endotronix (www.endotronix.com) develops digital health solutions with the goal of enhancing the quality of life, improving outcomes, and lowering costs, especially for the 20 million people worldwide who suffer from congestive heart failure. Endotronix was founded in 2007 by Anthony Nunez, MD and mechanical engineer Harry Rowland, PhD. The company has a suite of technology patents supporting its innovative care management solutions. Endotronix is a privately funded company pursuing its CE Mark and European market introduction.

For more information about Endotronix, contact Kirsten Williams at +1 404-846-8408 or kwilliams@lassiterassociates.com.

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