ACC.13 Philips launches innovative portfolio of solutions that transform cardiology care

   ACC.13 Philips launches innovative portfolio of solutions that transform
                               cardiology care

Solutions help change the future of health care in order to improve patient
outcomes, provide better value and expand access to health care.

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As a technology company that
cares about people, Philips Healthcare (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) challenges
itself every day to deliver on this promise and help solve the world's
toughest health care concerns and clinical challenges through meaningful
innovation. The company does this by developing innovative solutions across
the continuum of care in partnership with clinicians and customers to improve
patient outcomes, provide better value and expand access to care. At this
year's American College of Cardiology's Scientific Session, ACC.13, March 9-11
in San Francisco, Philips Healthcare will unveil new advances in
cardiovascular health monitoring to demonstrate this promise:


  oPhilips IntelliSpace ECG: with the introduction of IntelliSpace ECG, a
    multi-modality, multi-vendor, scalable ECG management system, patient data
    can be accessed from other points-of-care applications for review,
    comparison and printing. Users can review time-sensitive ECGs on a
    smartphone, which can help improve patient care through comprehensive and
    flexible workflow management – throughout the user's enterprise. 
  oPhilips ST80i Stress Testing System: this new system and the next
    generation of stress-testing features a wireless patient experience,
    bi-directional connectivity and advanced decision support tools that
    enhance data review, patient care and workflow efficiency.

"From the hospital to the home, we think very broadly about how innovation
impacts the entire continuum of care and exchange of information," said Mike
Mancuso, CEO, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics, Philips Healthcare. "Our
goal is to provide solutions that enhance collaboration and integration, so
that clinicians can focus on what matters most – the patient."

At ACC, Philips will display two key examples of "world's first" innovations
in cardiac care as part of its mission to change the future of health care:

  oPhilips' new EchoNavigator live image-guidance tool (EchoNavigator). This
    newly-introduced system helps interventional cardiologists and cardiac
    surgeons to perform minimally-invasive structural heart disease repairs by
    providing an intelligently integrated view of live X-ray and 3D ultrasound
  oPhilips will also demonstrate the Corindus CorPath® 200 System, the
    robotic-assisted system for PCI. The system allows interventionalists to
    precisely move commercially available guidewires and balloon/stent

"At the end of the day it is products and services that enable us to not only
advance clinical science but drive new ways of working as well as diagnosis
and treatment across the continuum of care," said Gene Saragnese, CEO, Imaging
Systems, Philips Healthcare. "With our deep clinical expertise, we partner
closely with our customers and clinicians to change the future of healthcare
for the better."

Please visit Philips Healthcare in the South Hall, booth 1009, for additional
information on these new products and others showcased at ACC.13. Information
can also be accessed online at

About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and
well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful
innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8
billion and employs approximately 118,000 employees with sales and services in
more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care
and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting
applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable
entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at

SOURCE Philips Healthcare

Contact: Rachel Bloom-Baglin, Philips Healthcare Communications,
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