PPC Healthcare, a subsidiary of PPC Limited, as said early detection of heart disease will help manage the disease appropriately.
The company said so in a statement announcing its partnership with retail stores and pharmacies on improving heart health.
In a statement, the company said the partnership would enable Nigerians to detect arrhythmias early for prompt medical intervention to prevent heart attacks, strokes or heart failure.
It said: “As part of the collaboration, PPC’s distribution partner will deploy a lightweight ambulatory cardiac monitoring device called Bittium Faros, for both short-term and long-term cardiac monitoring.
Speaking on the strategic partnership, Head of Medical Devices Sales at PPC Limited, Bamidele Nse-Jacobs, explained that early action was important for heart disease management.
She said, “We are delighted to partner with retail stores and pharmacies across the country as this will empower Nigerians to take charge of their heart health through regular checkups.
“The main obstacle faced by people at high risk of cardiac abnormality has always been convenience and access to diagnostic equipment and that is why this partnership will bring cardiac monitoring equipment closer to Nigerians. Bittium Faros is a high-end medical technology that provides accurate measurement of heart electrical activity from 12 hours to 30 days, providing comprehensive data that can easily be interpreted by cardiologists.
“This alliance is part of our commitment to saving lives, encouraging healthy living and shaping the future of health service delivery in Nigeria.”
She added that cardiologists have found the device easy to use, cost effective and valuable to their practice.
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