REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- biotricity, Inc. (OTCQB :BTCY), a healthcare technology company dedicated to delivering innovative, medically relevant biometric remote monitoring solutions, has appointed Dr. Rony Shimony to its Board of Advisors (BOA). Shimony is an internationally recognized clinical cardiologist who brings to the company over twenty-five years of experience in cardiac patient care and related technology. "I am very pleased to join biotricity's board of advisors and share my experiences and insights to help the company address major cardiovascular diseases and improve patient's outcomes. Cardiovascular diseases claim more than 17 million lives worldwide, more than any other disease and more than all cancers combined. CDC data reports that heart disease claims 600,000 Americans on a yearly basis. Heart disease affects 1 out of 4 males and 1 out of 3 females and there are 750,000 strokes a year in the US, of which 175,000 reoccur," commented Shimony. "The size of the population affected is staggering. biotricity's next-generation monitor detects life threatening arrhythmias and arrhythmias that might lead to stroke, such as atrial fibrillation, in real-time. Falls due to bradycardia events and other arrhythmias can lead to disability and death, especially in the elderly, making response and patient location critical. With built in location capability, biotricity's monitor can potentially reduce response times and improve outcomes." Dr. Shimony, MD, FACC and Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, brings vast knowledge and expertise in Cardiovascular Disease to biotricity, and will help advise the company as it rolls out its upcoming innovative biometric device. Dr. Shimony joins the existing members of the Board of Advisors—Dr. David Liepert, Thomas Nelson, Bernard Rice, John Rother and Danny Sands—and will assist in guiding the company on its growth and product development to positively affect patient outcomes. Dr. Shimony is the director of Clinical Cardiology at Mount Sinai West (MSW). MSW is part of the internationally renowned Mount Sinai Health System, which encompasses a full range of cardiovascular services, including cardiovascular prevention, complex cardiac interventions, full electrophysiology services, device implantation and complex ablations, heart failure and heart transplant program with a comprehensive cardiothoracic surgical program. Shimony and his team specialize in the treatment of complex cardiovascular cases, integrating all aspects of cardiovascular medicine, coronary CT Angiography, cardiac risk reduction, electrophysiology and device (ICD/Pacemaker) management, with approximately 1,000 device visits per year.