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Panasonic Corporation of North America (PC) Announces Relationship With AAG Health & Wellness Featuring the CardioHealth(R) Station


2/23/2012 9:17:16 AM

SECAUCUS, N.J. and MIAMI, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Healthcare Group and CardioNexus Corporation announced today that they will outfit AAG Health & Wellness practices with the Panasonic CardioHealth Station. A leading Age Management and Hormone Replacement Therapy Center in the United States, AAG Health & Wellness will utilize the Panasonic CardioHealth Station, one of the latest ultrasound medical technologies, in their locations across the nation to support early heart disease detection and enhance their age management medicine programs.

The Panasonic CardioHealth Station is designed to assist medical professionals in making a quick and valuable assessment of cardiovascular health and has been cleared by the FDA for use in the automated acquisition of carotid artery intima-media thickness to help ascertain cardiovascular risk. The Panasonic CardioHealth Station continues to gain the attention of preventive medical professionals, like AAG Health, who recognize that the best ways to reduce long-term healthcare costs is to apply cutting-edge technology to detect signs of disease at an early stage.

"AAG Health is proud to announce the acquisition of Panasonic's newest offering which provides our patients with the latest in diagnostic testing. AAG Health's Age Management, Healthy Aging and Hormone Treatment programs will incorporate the Panasonic CardioHealth Station as part of our comprehensive and executive level medical health assessments," said Mark White, CEO of AAG Health & Wellness. "CardioNexus Corporation, the sales arm for Panasonic's CardioHealth Station, has installed this revolutionary device here at AAG Health and has provided comprehensive staff training to ensure the success of our new cardiovascular risk assessment and treatment program which includes complete diagnostic health testing, hormone optimization, anti-aging vitamin supplementation, nutritional counseling and exercise protocols. The Panasonic CardioHealth Station cardiovascular risk assessments will greatly assist our age management medicine physicians with diagnoses and formulating preventative measures to ensure healthy aging for our patients."

"The recent Million Hearts national initiative from the Center for Disease Control has helped shed light on two of the leading causes of death in the United States, heart disease and stroke. February is American Heart Month, so even greater awareness will surround this initiative and the treatment and prevention of heart disease," said Steven Lynum, Director-Clinical Products, Panasonic Healthcare Group. "The efforts of medical professionals, like those at AAG Health & Wellness, will help to contribute in the campaign's initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years and Panasonic is proud to play a part in this national effort with our CardioHealth Station."

About Panasonic Healthcare Group
Based in Secaucus, NJ Panasonic Healthcare Group is a business group of Panasonic Corporation of North America. Bringing together Panasonic's expertise in a wide range of health and medical device technologies the business unit develops products for the healthcare industry relating to hearing care and diagnostic machines. For more information visit www.panasonic.com/cardiohealthstation or http://www.panasonic.com/business/medicalvideo/hearing-aids/index.asp

About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic recently announced that it will relocate its North American headquarters to Newark, NJ in 2013 as part of is plans to reduce the size of its carbon emissions footprint. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com and its Full HD 3D site at www.panasonic.com/3D. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

About the CardioNexus Corporation
Founded on January 2009 in Houston Texas, CardioNexus Corporation is an authorized distributor of Panasonic Healthcare Group. CardioNexus focuses on early detection of cardiovascular disease using an innovative multi-modality approach. Panasonic Corporation of North America became a shareholder of CardioNexus Corporation in October 2010. For more information, visit the company's website at www.cardionexus.com.

About AAG Health & Wellness The Leaders in Hormone Replacement
AAG Health & Wellness is the leading provider of age management medical services, stem cell and hormone replacement therapy for men and women in the United States. AAG Health has a network of over 25 medical health centers throughout the United States. For more information, visit http://www.aaghealth.com

SOURCE Panasonic



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