Heart Force Medical Inc. Appoints Dave Bonar as VP, Corporate Development

VANCOUVER, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - Heart Force Medical Inc., a Vancouver-based company that has developed a non-invasive cardiac assessment, monitoring and screening device is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Bonar as its Vice President of Corporate Development.

"Dave has been working in the commercialization of medical devices in Canada for most of his working life. He has worked for a broad spectrum of companies from major corporations like Medtronic to start-up companies like Pyng Medical and Urodynamix" said HFM's President and CEO, Dr Geoff Houlton. "The experience he has gleaned will serve Heart Force Medical well as we continue the transition from a development company to one that is commercially focused".

"Faced with a rapidly growing global incidence of cardiovascular diseases, clinicians and healthcare systems worldwide are seeking more accessible and cost effective means of diagnosing and managing affected patients," said Dave Bonar. "With their unique technology, Heart Force is poised to assist clinicians in the assessment and management of a variety of cardiovascular conditions."

About Heart Force:

Heart Force Medical Inc. (HFM), a private company, has invented and has patents pending for the digital Ballistocardiograph (dBG(TM)). The dBG 300, which is already approved in Canada and the United States, captures the movement of the heart during each cardiac cycle (heart beat). This movement (acceleration and force) is sensed by an accelerometer aligned to the three principal axes and displayed on a computer screen using HFM's proprietary software. Preliminary evaluation has determined that a 10-30 second recording of the dBG waveform is sufficient for a detailed analysis of cardiac performance. The Heart Force dBG 300 device is a non-invasive, standalone, portable unit and contains sophisticated digital sensors and proprietary software.


For further information: For further information: visit www.heartforcemedical.com or contact: Geoff Houlton, President and CEO, geoff.houlton@heartforcemedical.com, Direct: 604 566-8202; Issa Nakhleh, CFO, issa.nakhleh@heartforcemedical.com, Direct: 604 566-8206

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