Maryland facility employs upgraded Agfa ECG management system

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Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland, Md., has upgraded to the latest version of the Impax HeartStation ECG management system from Agfa HealthCare.

The newest version of the system--which allows the diagnosis and treatment of patients with posterior wall heart attacks--can analyze and prioritize 12- and 15-lead ECG exams as they come into the system and alert healthcare providers if a patient is experiencing a life-threatening or other critical condition. The technology also allows physicians to view ECGs and prescribe emergency room treatment from any location, stated the Mortsel, Belgium-based company.