Cardiac Science Launches Ninth Generation Quinton Q-Stress with Connectivity Enhancements

 

October 22, 2008

Cardiac Science launched the new Quinton Q-Stress 4.0, the ninth generation of its diagnostic stress testing technology widely known for dependability and clinical accuracy.

The new Quinton Q-Stress connects with virtually everything needed for enhanced workflow and reporting, including hospital information system/electronic medical record systems (HIS/EMR), e-mail, network storage, and nuclear and echo systems, the company said. Connectivity enhancements improve bi-directional communication and increase the amount of data Q-Stress can send and receive, minimizing errors and lost data. A full disclosure option delivers clinical confidence so every beat can be captured and reviewed and the entire test can be saved and sent to a desktop workstation, network, or EMR for storage and remote viewing.

Q-Stress 4.0 includes new, customizable summary reports, ramped protocol generator, a QuikLists feature for easy-to-learn workflows, intuitive icons and controls, and to help speed data entry for comments. The system also offers proprietary algorithms, baseline wander, and motion artifact filters. These reduce noise and produce clean ECG tracings at all speeds and grades, minimizing the need for repeat tests, the company said.

Q-Stress 4.0 is compatible with Ergoline and Corival ergometers as well as the Trackmaster TMX425, and USB treadmills. It comes in nine languages: English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese.