Technology | March 22, 2007

ACC: GE's New Electrocardiograph Unit Improves Reliability, Accuracy

Ideal for basic 12-lead resting ECG analysis, the MAC 3500 electrocardiograph unit delivers technology to help clinicians improve reliability and accuracy in cardiac assessments, while also helping to increase productivity and efficiency.

The MAC 3500 includes GE’s clinically proven Marquette ECG analysis programs: Marquette 12SL ECG simultaneous 12-lead ECG analysis program for adults and pediatrics – the industry’s most clinically validated program; Marquette Hookup Advisor signal quality analysis program, which reviews and measures ECG waveforms for signs of artifact and interference, helping to eliminate poor waveform quality during the recording of ECGs; and Marquette 12SL with Gender-Specific Interpretation that improves a clinician’s ability to detecting acute myocardial infarction (MI) in women.

An optional communications package with GE’s MUSE cardiology information system helps streamline workflow and helps increase functionality. Bar code and magnetic card reader options help reduce errors and help improve workflow by automating data input and patient identification.

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