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Panasonic Corporation of North America (PC) Sponsors 2011 World Heart Day



9/29/2011 12:08:25 PM

Secaucus, NJ (September 29, 2011) – As a global corporate sponsor of 2011 World Heart Day on September 29, Panasonic will hold free public healthcare events on Saturday, October 1, 2011 in three cities across the nation in order to bring additional awareness to cardiovascular disease, prevention and treatment.

Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day was first celebrated in 2000 and was created to inform people around the world about the risks of heart disease and stroke. According to the World Health Organization, heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming over 17 million lives each year.

As part of a newly developed Cardio Metabolic Health Program, Panasonic Healthcare Group, in conjunction with Eternity Medicine Institute (EMI), Premier Heart, NiTek, Biophysical Corporation, Biospace, Inc., Dr. William J. Focazio and P.A.S.T. Retired Athletes Medical Resource Group, will host public events in Clifton, NJ, Las Vegas, NV and Chicago, IL, which will offer free cardiovascular screenings using Panasonic’s CardioHealth® Station.

A non-invasive, easy-to-use, ultrasound scanning machine, Panasonic’s CardioHealth® Station is designed to detect dangerous plaque build-up in the carotid arteries that may have been otherwise missed in patients who were misclassified using traditional risk factors, including cholesterol and blood pressure.

“As a world leader in electronics, we are proud to be making a positive impact in the healthcare industry and supporting events that will help educate the public on heart disease,” said Steven Lynum, Director-Clinical Products, Panasonic Healthcare Group. “By creating new healthcare technologies, like the CardioHealth® Station, we are able to help positively impact the way that cardiovascular disease is diagnosed, becoming a strong force in disease prevention.”

Events will be held in three cities on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the following times and locations:

Clifton, NJ

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Endo Surgical Center of North Jersey

999 Clifton Avenue

Clifton, NJ

Las Vegas, NV

9:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

EMI Headquarters

8930 W. Sunset Road

Las Vegas, NV

Chicago, IL*

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2100 W. Harrison Street

Chicago, IL

*Open to police officers and firefighters only

“In an effort to establish our company as a leader in Personalized Preventative Medicine, Panasonic is proud to support World Heart Day 2011,” said Yoshihiro Yuasa, Senior Vice President of Executive Corporate Planning, Panasonic Corporation of North America. “Together with the World Heart Federation, we hope to help spread the message about heart disease prevention, detection and treatment and intend to utilize our resources to engage the public, bringing greater awareness to a disease that affects men and women all across the globe.”

Together with its members, the World Heart Federation spreads the news that at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided if the main risk factors, tobacco, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, are controlled.

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 and services 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 was the only Consumer Electronics brand to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking (http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2011-Report/BestGlobalGreenBrandsTable-2011.aspx). As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas/. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

About Panasonic’s 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


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