Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I think it is great that CIS (Cardiovascular Institute of the South) has donated a EKG machine to the Student Health Services Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL).  These machines are very expensive and schools just cant afford to buy or rent them.  They are helping the students get hands on learning and treatment at no additional cost to the school.  Here at Discount Cardiology we offer the lowest price price on your Cardiology supplies.  We carry all brands of EKG machines,  EKG Paper and Electrodes.  Call today and find the best pricing in the country.  Here is the article from www.cardio.com:

CIS Donates EKG Machine to ULL - Tuesday, June 04, 2013
LAFAYETTE—On Thursday, May 9, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) donated an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine to the Student Health Services Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL). Dr. John Patterson, CIS cardiologist, presented the machine to Medical Director, Dr. Marelle Yongue, and Nurse Supervisor, Julia Lognion, RN. (see attached photo)"CIS is committed to supporting the community with education, screening and superior cardiac care,” explained Dr. Patterson. "After meeting with the ULL Student Health Services medical team, it came to our attention that the EKG equipment used to evaluate the students needed upgrading. CIS saw this as an opportunity to give back to the community by donating a better EKG machine.”
Dr. Patterson has also been developing a program with the medical team at the Health Center so that CIS physicians will be accessible to students. In addition, he will be setting up a series of educational opportunities related to cardiovascular disease and prevention for various faculties in the departments of nursing, allied health, biology and marine studies. These sessions are expected to begin in the fall of 2013.
"It is heartwarming to see CIS's commitment to our community which includes an ongoing partnership with athletics, the EKG machine donation and the educational opportunities provided to staff and faculty,” said Dr. Yongue. "We are truly blessed by CIS's generosity.”
To learn more about Dr. Patterson or CIS, please visit http://www.cardio.com/.
CIS is one of the most respected groups of cardiologists, representing nearly every specialty in heart and circulatory medicine. With a team of nearly 500 dedicated team members, CIS serves communities throughout Louisiana, as well as national and international patients, at its 14 clinics. CIS consistently positions itself at the forefront of technology by providing the most up-to-date technology coupled with compassionate care. This mission has guided the institute for nearly 30 years of service to south Louisiana. For more information about CIS, call 1-800-425-2565 or visit http://www.cardio.com/.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

EKG ECG Electrodes

The key to an accurate EKG printout is a clear connection from the body’s internal ionic currents to the EKG machine’s on board computer. The better the connection the more reliable and precise the EKG will be. A key component of this connection are the electrodes placed on the patients body. Medical electrodes  transfer the energy of ionic currents in the body into electrical currents that can be amplified, studied, and used to help make diagnoses.ECG Electrodes use the body’s ionic currents and quantify them to yield an ordinarily non-invasive test for a variety of nervous, muscular, ocular, cardiac, and other types of disorders that might otherwise have required surgical means to verify their presence. There are three main parts to an electrode consisting of a lead, a metal electrode, and electrode-conducting paste or gel for surface electrodes. There is also often a metal snap for the lead to snap into place so that the electrode can be disposable while the lead can be reused. Electrodes can a separated into three main categories: disposable electrodes, reusable disc electrodes, headbands, and saline-based electrodes. 

Biotabs Resting Electrodes 500/Bx

Discount Cardiology is the trusted choice in domestic and international EKG and ECG electrode sales. Discount Cardiology has been one of the top distributors of EKG machines and electrodes for over 25 years. The CEO, has been in the EKG industry for over 30 years and has accumulated an unrivaled and priceless knowledge of the trade. Located in Southern California, Discount Cardiology is at the nucleus of EKG sales and innovation. Discount Cardiology is the number one choice in EKG distributors because of our wide product and brand variety, customer service, and unparalleled prices.
Discount Cardiology has one of the largest selections of EKG machines and electrodes found in the world. Before delving into the vast assortment of companies that Discount Cardiology distributes it is important to understand what exactly an EKG machine is and how electrodes are involved. An EKG is a way to measure and diagnose abnormal rhythms  of the heart, particularly abnormal rhythms caused by damage to the conductive tissue that carries electrical signals, or abnormal rhythms caused by electrolyte imbalances. An EKG device detects and amplifies the tiny electrical changes on the skin that are caused when the heart muscle depolarizes during each heartbeat. This depolarization is detected as tiny rises and falls in the voltage between two electrodes placed  on either side of the heart which is displayed as a wavy line either on a screen or on paper. This display indicates the overall rhythm of the heart and weaknesses in different parts of the heart muscle. Ten electrodes are used for a 12-lead ECG. The electrodes usually consist of a conducting gel, embedded in the middle of a self-adhesive pad onto which cables clip. Sometimes the gel also forms the adhesive. They are labeled and placed on the patient's body. These electrodes essentially tune into the electrical pulses and feed the information to the EKG machine itself. Discount Cardiology sells all types of ecg and ekg leads and EKG Paper. These medical Supplies include Snap Electrodes, Tab Electrodes, Tens Electrodes, Tens Unit Electrodes, ECG Electrodes, EKG Electrodes, Holter Electrodes, Stress Electrodes, and more. Discount Cardiology carried all the major brands for Electrodes like Ambu, Bio-Protech, Unomedical, 3M, Burdick, Conmed, Kendall, Lead-lok, Heartwise, Marquette / G.E. Healthcare, Vermed, Skintact, Nikomed, Biotabs,  and many more.

Kendall Medi-Trace 530 Foam Electrode

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

GE Mac 1200 EKG Machines

The GE MAC 1200 EKG Machine's digital, 12-lead electrocardiograph system offers comprehensive ECG solutions with practical features that help meet the needs of hospitals, clinics, office based practices and clinical trials.

Its advanced algorithm capabilities, seamless connectivity to the CS and MUSE* Cardiology Information Systems and easy-to-use features provide the quality and convenience users require.

With the GE MAC 1200 EKG Machines, you can:

  • Minimize training with one-touch operation for acquisition, analysis, storage and printing
  • Meet your unique needs for measurements, interpretation and memory
  • Increase patient data-entry flexibility with four user-definable fields
  • Get rapid assessment of ECG rhythm and signal quality with waveform display
  • Accommodate multiple standard report formats with full-size paper; Optional archivist paper available for longer-term ECG storage
  • Increase versatility with the MAC 1200 battery power
  • Protect the integrity of the digital ECG record, support facilitation of 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and enhance security and protect electronic records with its optional CT (Clinical Trial) data guard

The GE MAC 1200 EKG Machines system offers seamless connectivity to provide clinical data anytime, anywhere.

  • It's all digital, all the time. MAC 1200’s digitally stored and formatted data protects against data loss that can occur in analog format
  • Communication with MUSE* and CS information systems can help clinicians increase departmental productivity and reduce errors. MAC 1200 can quickly send complete patient ECG data for remote review or overread
  • Cart-to-cart communication is also featured, making your ECG data even more accessible. Electrocardiograms can immediately be transmitted or received from another GE electrocardiograph, thus speeding up time to diagnosis and enhancing decision-making support

Reliable decision support.

GE continues advancements in ECG acquisition and analysis, giving clinicians the diagnostic accuracy they have come to rely on. In fact, the accuracy of our Marquette* ECG Analysis Programs are continually validated against the clinical “gold standards” currently accepted by physicians.
  • Marquette 12SL ECG Analysis Program provides true, computer‑interpreted analysis of adult and pediatric populations. It is one of the most scientifically documented 12-lead ECG algorithms, and offers high accuracy for reliable decision support
  • Marquette 12SL with Gender-Specific Interpretation applies unique criteria for evaluating the ST segment, QT segment and T-wave of the ECG waveform, improving sensitivity to acute MIs in women under 60 years of age
  • Auto-arrhythmia Detection maximizes rhythm capabilities and minimizes paper consumption and overread time
The MAC 1200 system brings you improved functionality and clinical workflow while maintaining the familiar look and ease of use you expect from a GE Healthcare ECG system. And our training programs ensure that you get the most from your ECG equipment investment while supporting the ongoing education of your clinicians.