/24-7PressRelease/ - THE WOODLANDS, TX, June 22, 2005 - Annie T. Varughese M.D., F.A.C.C., a board certified cardiologist and fellow of the American College of Cardiology, has been named medical director of eCardio Diagnostics, LLC. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, eCardio is a provider of advanced technology cardiac arrhythmia monitoring.
As medical director, Varughese oversees eCardio's patient service initiatives and consults with physicians for whom eCardio provides a range of cardiac services, including cardiac event monitoring, digital holter monitoring and pacemaker follow-up. She continues to maintain an active cardiology practice at Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center in Houston.
"Dr. Varughese is an excellent choice for this position, combining the experience, knowledge and leadership skills to ensure the highest level of patient care," said Larry Lawson, president and CEO of eCardio Diagnostics. "She is ideally qualified to lead eCardio's patient-focused approach to total cardiac services that harnesses advanced technology to provide excellent care for patients."
Dr. Varughese, who received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, is an expert on cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms). She completed two years of residency in Internal Medicine at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta and one year in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, where she also completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Varughese participated in research projects focused on Hypertensive Heart Disease and Exercise Stress Testing. She has published in Circulation, Physician Sportsmed and Your Patient and Fitness, as well as various other publications.
Dr. Varughese is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association and Harris County Medical Society. Dr. Varughese is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and is an avid speaker regarding cardiovascular disease.
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About eCardio Diagnostics
eCardio Diagnostics, LLC. (www.ecardio.com), based in The Woodlands, Texas, is a cardiac services company that provides cardiac event monitoring services for the detection of arrhythmia. The recipient of the 2005 Frost and Sullivan Customer Service Leadership Award, eCardio provides proprietary Web-based solutions and its state-of-the art laboratory facility provides 24-hour remote cardiac event monitoring, digital holter monitoring and pacemaker follow-up to physicians, cardiologists, electrophysiologists and other caregivers throughout the United States. More information is available at http://www.ecardio.com or by calling (888) 747-1442.
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