Electrocardiography, or the measurement and interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart, is a vital component of many standard diagnostic testing procedures. An electrocardiograph, better known as an EKG or ECG, is an external device that records cardiac activity over a period of time for analysis. It detects and aids in the diagnosis of serious cardiac conditions such as muscle damage, arrhythmia, and heart disease. Tiger Medical Supplies offers a full line of EKGs, ranging from simple, portable devices to full-sized exercise monitors with equipment. See below for a comprehensive description of the different types of devices.
Diagnostics leaders Omron, Cardiac Science, GE, and Welch Allyn present high-quality, user-friendly, highly accurate EKGs to suit a wide variety of needs and budgets. Omron’s portable ECG monitor, a cost-effective, lightweight device, is recommended for home use. It records transient symptoms such as heart pain, palpitations, and shortness of breath, which often do not occur during testing in the doctor’s office. The one-piece monitor records cardiac activity during these episodes for further examination by the doctor.
Welch Allyn’s CP 100™ and CP 200™ are portable as well but are larger and intended for professional use. The sleek, self-contained devices increase the efficiency of EKGs in any healthcare setting while reducing confusion and paperwork. Their three measurement modes, integrated printer, and connectivity-readiness, among other innovative features, make these monitors the perfect choice for regular use. The two models are similar, with the CP 200™ featuring advanced memory, screen, keyboard, and spirometry option. Both models may be equipped with interpretive software for a “second opinion” and may be upgraded with additional options and compatibility with CardioPerfect™ Workstation software.
Welch Allyn’s CardioPerfect™ Workstation resting and exercise EKG modules decrease the redundant work steps, transcription and other human errors, loss of data, and general waste of precious time that often come with typical printed EKGs. The PC-based EKGs allow users to automatically transfer patient information and test data into most EHRs, sync with other types of cardiopulmonary test results, and save, share, and print data for thousands of patients, resulting in clinicians spending less time documenting and more time with patients. The system uses a simple acquisition module and sophisticated, yet user-friendly, software to transform any PC into a full-featured analytical EKG. The EKGs include everything necessary for use; the exercise EKG even includes an optional PC, printer, cart, and/or treadmill for immediate use. All resting and stress EKGs also include optional interpretive software for further analysis of data.
Cardiac Science produces a line of efficient, user-friendly EKGs with sophisticated software and a variety of options to meet different users’ individual preferences and streamline workflow, increasing efficiency. The Burdick 8300 and 8500 resting EKGs are compact and practical with optional interpretation and all necessary components conveniently integrated to the main device; the 8500 features an improved screen and wireless option. The Quinton® Q-Stress® and 9500 Series cardiac stress test systems (exercise EKGs) are cart-based and include advanced software options, standard PC, printer, and hardware, and optional treadmills. The 9500 Series has the added advantage of a choice of mount - mobile cart or wall cabinet - as well as optional Bluetooth-enabling and/or touchscreen. The CareCenter MD™ workstation includes innovative software and a choice of resting or resting/stress software packages, some models with treadmills. The system is fully modular to allow for growth and upgrades at any time. All Cardiac Science EKGs are EHR-compatible; some, such as the 9500 Series and CareCenter MD™ workstations feature advanced networking even without an EHR system.
GE's portable MAC™ resting EKGs are sophisticated yet simple devices designed to withstand heavy and mobile use. All three models are lightweight and feature a built-in carrying handle. The MAC™ 800 is the most basic but most portable unit, weighing only 6.6 pounds, and features advanced options such as communications (LAN, modem, serial port, and SD) and internal memory. The MAC™ 1200 weighs more but is portable as well; its flexible configuration options include modem communications, automatic 10-second measurement and 40-EKG memory, and a specialized waveform display. The MAC™ 1600, the most advanced of the three, is a simple yet smart, modular device capable of updating at any time, including stress testing capabilities. It includes three measurement modes; options include LAN communications and 100-EKG internal memory capacity. The 1200 and 1600 incorporate a full alphanumeric keyboard in addition to designated function keys. All three MAC™ models are fully digital and feature GE's clinically proven Marquette 12SL ECG Analysis Program, integrated full-size thermal printer, dual power sources with automatic switching, and safe use in adult and pediatric patients.
The purchase of an electrocardiograph can be confusing and complicated, but we Tiger Medical Supplies understand this challenge and are here to make it easy. Our comprehensible, detailed product descriptions and capable, friendly sales staff will assist you in selecting the right model and configuration you need, at the price you want, without any hassle.