SunTech Medical blood pressure monitor chosen by GE for cardiac
stress ECG systems
18 September 2008
SunTech Medical and GE Healthcare have entered into a worldwide
agreement whereby GE Healthcare will offer the SunTech Tango+ blood
pressure monitor with its CASE cardiac assessment system for exercise
testing and CardioSoft exercise stress testing.
Dayn McBee, CEO of SunTech Medical, states, “We are pleased to work
with GE to position the SunTech Tango+ as the standard of care for blood
pressure monitoring during exercise and stress testing. Our proprietary
motion-tolerant technology is the first and only to work with an ECG
system to reliably acquire blood pressure during the rigors of cardiac
The SunTech Tango+ is a non-invasive, automated blood pressure
monitor designed specifically for treadmill, bicycle, or pharmacologic
stress testing. The Tango+ automatically measures blood pressure and
exports the results directly to GE’s CASE/CardioSoft system, reducing
manual data entry during critical procedure times.
Matthias Weber, cardiologist and vice president of GE Healthcare’s
global Diagnostic Cardiology business adds, “The all-in-one solution
that combines the SunTech Tango+ non-invasive blood pressure monitor
with the GE stress ECG testing systems offers clinicians numerous
benefits and allows them to focus more on their patients during exercise
The Tango+ provides accurate, reliable, hands-free measurements and
also allows a clinician or cardiologist to both see and hear Korotkoff
sounds using a real-time waveform display and included headphones for
added versatility. The Tango+ can be programmed to record a patient’s
blood pressure at pre-defined intervals. Generated ECG reports with
blood pressure results can provide clinicians and physicians a complete
report of the patient’s overall performance during the stress test.
Because the clinician is free from having to manually measure and record
systolic and diastolic pressures, they can focus on interacting with the
patient and monitoring their overall well-being.