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Mindray as Exclusive Sponsor of ASEF Mission to Vietnam

Mindray 2015-08-27

Mindray, one of the world's leading developers of cardiac ultrasound technologies, has been exclusively selected for the American Society of Echocardiography Foundation’s(ASEF) humanitarian mission in Hanoi, Vietnam from August 17 to 22.Mindray was chosen as the exclusive partner for the mission because of its rugged, compact, fully featured echocardiography solution, M7 Cardiac Compact Ultrasound System, and the ability to pull together global support resources.



The ASE Foundation’s program consisted of hands-on training at the Vietnam National Heart Institute at the Bach Mai Hospital, an educational symposium for clinicians in local provinces, training of local healthcare providers, and a village screening program with over 200 patients. The event led by a panel of renowned cardiologists from the US was aimed to teach local clinicians how to utilize compact echo solutions in resource poor areas. For this purpose, Mindray donated its M7 Hand-carried Ultrasound System to the Vietnam National Heart Institute.


Outreach to rural villages is part of the standard practice of major teaching hospitals in Vietnam. Rheumatic heart disease remains endemic, yet echocardiography, the primary way to detect and characterize early disease and advanced stage disease, is only available in major cities.


“Onbehalf of everyone involved with the ASE Education and Research Foundation, we thank the Mindray team for their generous offer of support for ASE’s mission to promote excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and to improving the health and quality of life of patients,” said Robin Wiegerink, CEO of the ASE. “We are very excited about this partnership and believe it will contribute greatly tothe success of our efforts in Hanoi. Beyond the support of the week-long mission with equipment and personnel, we thank Mindray for its contribution of a sophisticated compact cardiac ultrasound system to the Bach Mai Hospitalwhich will assist in carrying forward the learning and will greatly helpmedical care after the ASEF mission ends.”


A leading ultrasound solution provider, Mindray has been dedicated to making advanced ultrasound technologies more accessible. It cooperates closely with professional associations and local hospitals, providing local medical communities with easy-to-use ultrasound solutions and clinical training. Besides Vietnam,Mindray has also sponsored similar missions in other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, making quality healthcare more accessible to humanity.