SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI) a cardiovascular diagnostic solutions developer, announced today that Dr. Dorin Panescu, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President Research and Development, has been named an IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2011.
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed 0.1% of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. 321 individuals have been elevated to IEEE Fellow for 2011.
Dr. Panescu is being recognized for "for contributions to medical devices for cardiac applications." Throughout his career, Dr. Panescu has contributed to the development of radiofrequency cardiac ablation and mapping systems, of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators and, while at NewCardio, of a novel 3-D ECG platform intended for chronic and acute patient care and for cardiac safety testing during drug development. Patients affected by conditions such as supraventricular tachycardias, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachyarrhythmias, bradycardias, or by ischemic conditions can benefit from treatment with devices or systems such as those contributed to, at least in part, by Dr. Panescu.
Dr. Panescu is an inventor or co-inventor on over 130 issued U.S. patents, many more additional international patents, and author or co-author on over 100 technical publications – book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and conference abstracts – related to cardiac pacing, defibrillation, radiofrequency ablation and imaging. He is also the 2009 recipie