July 30, 2010 (Stamford, CT): Zargis Medical Corp., a majority-owned subsidiary of Speedus Corp., today announced that the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, a northern California based hospital group that is part of The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) nationwide network of hospitals, recently purchased 15 Zargis Cardioscan systems.
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) consists of three inpatient facilities and seven outpatient clinics located in Palo Alto, California and the surrounding region. Affiliated with the Stanford University School of Medicine, VAPAHCS is also a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. VAPAHCS serves more than 85,000 enrolled veterans.
The Zargis Cardioscan heart sound analysis software is designed to help healthcare practitioners analyze cardiac sounds for the identification and classification of suspected heart murmurs, which can be signs of heart disease. In conjunction with the Web-enabled TeleSteth platform, the system also allows healthcare professionals to transmit physiological sounds to colleagues located anywhere in the world.