(GREENVILLE, IL) – The Prairie Heart Foundation is pleased to announce the donation of two new ELI 280 EKG carts to HSHS Holy Family Hospital. This donation supports the hospital's partnership with Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois. This new partnership allows people with cardiovascular issues to continue seeing a local cardiologist while having the support of advanced cardiac care through Prairie Heart Institute.
 
An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. An EKG shows the heart's electrical activity as line tracings on paper. The spikes and dips in the tracings are called waves. The heart is a muscular pump made up of four chambers. It is the first line of testing for patients having chest pain or an irregular heart beat and is a key component in diagnosing a heart attack.
 
"These new EKG carts represent state-of-the-art technology," says Dr. Marc Shelton, President of Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants. "They offer both wireless and traditional EKG acquisition and will integrate seamlessly with our reading software, reducing clinical review time and eliminating the need for repeat EKGs."
 
Brian Nall, HSHS Holy Family Hospital President and CEO, shared, "This new equipment is just one small part of building a dedicated cardiovascular program for the local community. We are proud of our partnership with the Prairie Heart Institute and will continue to expand services as needed to allow area residents to have the advanced heart care services they need close to home.”
 
For more information about Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois, visit their web site at prairiefirst.com
 
Photo Caption: HSHS Holy Family Hospital’s Director of Respiratory Care Kerry Steinmann, and Dr. Scott Marrus, cardiologist at Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS Holy Family Hospital, show the two new EKG carts donated by the Prairie Heart Foundation to the hospital. The new EKG carts represent state-of-the-art technology by offering both wireless and traditional EKG acquisition, and will integrate seamlessly with reading software, reducing clinical review time and eliminating the need for repeat EKGs.

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