RSM Richter to donate new 3-D echocardiography system

    Peter Munk Cardiac Centre to receive system from annual golf tournament

    TORONTO, June 17 /CNW/ - RSM Richter, one of Canada's largest independent
accounting, business advisory and consulting firms, is helping Canadians
suffering with heart disease get a second chance at life. Using proceeds from
the 12th Annual RSM Richter Charity Golf Classic, being held today, RSM
Richter will purchase an echocardiograph system for the Peter Munk Cardiac
Centre that will help to transform cardiac care in Canada. The
state-of-the-art echocardiography system can generate 3-dimensional
measurements of the heart in less than one minute.
    Including this year's donation to the Clinic, the RSM Richter Charity
Golf Classic has helped raise more than $1 million in support of health
related causes across Ontario.
    "At RSM Richter, we are humbled by the incredible work done at the Peter
Munk Cardiac Centre and hope the addition of the new echocardiography system
will help the 37,000 patients that visit the centre every year," said Robert
Harlang, a partner in the corporate restructuring group at RSM Richter.
"Together with our friends and sponsors, we will continue to support the many
health related organizations across Canada that are in desperate need of
private donations."
    The golf tournament will also be honouring Dr. Robert J. Cusimano, a
leading cardiovascular surgeon at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto
General Hospital who specializes in the surgical treatment of heart failure.
    "Three dimensional echocardiograms are crucial for both the early
detection of heart related issues and also during actual cardiovascular
surgery to provide valuable information about how the different parts of the
heart are functioning," said Dr. Cusimano. "1,700 open-heart surgeries are
performed annually at the Centre and we are grateful to RSM Richter for this
    The 12th Annual RSM Richter Charity Golf Classic is also featuring Erik
Compton, who holds the distinction as being the only professional golfer in
the world to compete with a transplanted heart. Erik visited the Peter Munk
Cardiac Centre this morning to witness first hand the echocardiography system
and to show support for more than five million Canadians that suffer from
various forms of heart disease.

    About RSM Richter

    RSM Richter is one of Canada's largest independent accounting, business
advisory and consulting firms. Founded in 1926, RSM Richter provides financial
advisory services in the areas of audit, tax, corporate restructuring, dispute
resolution and litigation support, business valuation, corporate finance and
management consulting. RSM Richter has offices in Calgary, Montreal and

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