GMHHF Donates Ultrasound System to HackensackUMC’s Pediatric Center for Heart Disease

The best way to prevent sudden cardiac death is through comprehensive screenings, and at GMHHF, we want to make this possible for as many people as possible. Recently, GMHHF donated a Philips EPIQ 7 Ultrasound system to the Pediatric Center for Heart Disease, a division of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC, which also houses the Gregory M. Hirsch Center for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Section chief of Pediatric Cardiology Dr. Robert Tozzi explained that this advanced system produces extremely detailed images that will allow for early detection of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM); this is especially significant as it can help newer forms of the disease. The GMH Center is the first facility established in the area to screen for HCM, and this system will allow Dr. Tozzi and his team to more effectively diagnose complex cases and improve health outcomes. Read more at the press release here.