By staff writers

August 25, 2015 -- Medical equipment manufacturer Mindray Medical International was selected for the American Society of Echocardiography Education and Research Foundation's (ASEF) humanitarian mission in Hanoi, Vietnam, held August 17-22.

The firm provided six M7 portable cardiac ultrasound systems to the Vietnam National Heart Institute to support training and clinical programs.

The foundation's program consisted of multiple events, including hands-on training at the Vietnam National Heart Institute at Bach Mai Hospital, an educational symposium for clinicians based in local provinces, training of local healthcare providers, and a village screening program with more than 200 patients.

The event was led by Dr. Jose Banchs from MD Anderson Cancer Center and Dr. James Kirkpatrick from the University of Pennsylvania. One of the key goals of the program was to teach local clinicians how to properly acquire cardiovascular images and use compact echo in resource-poor areas.

Mindray has also sponsored similar missions in other countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

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