Healthcare Industry News: automated external defibrillator
News Release - September 21, 2010
Cardiac Science Introduces MTWA Module for Stress TestingCompany Extends Leadership in Stress Category
BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 21 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cardiac Science Corporation (Nasdaq:CSCX ), a global leader in automated external defibrillator (AED) and diagnostic cardiac monitoring devices, today announced the launch of a Microvolt T-Wave Alternans (MTWA) module that integrates with its industry-leading Quinton Q-Stress cardiac stress systems.
"Physicians that have Q-Stress systems can add the MTWA module to their existing Q-Stress systems, or order it as an option with new systems," said Tony Titus, Cardiac Science vice president of marketing. "The MTWA test is a clinically proven test for assessing the risk of sudden cardiac arrest and it can be performed during a standard stress test session. It is the only test of its kind that Medicare will reimburse."
Cardiac Science teamed with Tewksbury, MA-based Cambridge Heart (OTC Bulletin Board:CAMH.ob ), a developer of noninvasive diagnostic tests for cardiac disease, to create the MTWA module that has been integrated into the Q-Stress systems.
"We are pleased to have reached this key milestone, and look forward to working with Cardiac Science to support the sales and marketing phase of our partnership," said Ali Haghighi-Mood, Cambridge Heart's President and CEO. "The launch of the MTWA module for the Q-Stress system marks an important step in making our technology accessible to a much broader segment of physicians and patients."
About Cardiac Science
Cardiac Science develops, manufactures, and markets a family of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology devices and systems, including automated external defibrillators (AED), electrocardiograph devices (ECG/EKG), cardiac stress treadmill and systems, PC-based diagnostic workstations, Holter monitoring systems, hospital defibrillators, vital signs monitors, cardiac rehabilitation telemetry systems, and cardiology data management systems (informatics) that connect with hospital information (HIS), electronic medical record (EMR), and other information systems. The company sells a variety of related products and consumables and provides a portfolio of training, maintenance, and support services. Cardiac Science, the successor to the cardiac businesses that established the trusted Burdick®, HeartCentrix®, Powerheart®, and Quinton® brands, is headquartered in Bothell, Washington. With customers in almost 100 countries worldwide, the company has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. For information, call 425.402.2000 or visit http://www.cardiacscience.com.
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Information concerning reimbursement by Medicare and/or other third party sources may not be accurate, and is subject to change without notice as a result of changing laws and policies. The information is not intended to increase or maximize reimbursement from any third party payers, and is not intended as a guarantee or promise of reimbursement or payment. Physicians and other providers are responsible for understanding and complying with Medicare or other third party payer policies and payment requirements, including credentials, professional training, and certification. The physician or other provider is also responsible for proper documentation and submission of claims.
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