About the company

How long has ACSD been serving customers?

Since 1981, ACSD has been committed to designing and manufacturing high quality, reliable instrumentation backed by the best support in the industry. ACSD has over 38 years of longevity serving cardiologists, internists, general practitioners and research facilities. As a USA medical equipment manufacturer, we are proud to produce “Quality Products for Those Who Care.”

Here are our Five Values:

There are five tenants that ACSD has built its foundation upon: Commitment, Quality, Service, Reliability, and Trust. These pillars have provided over 38 years of strength and stability. 

Commitment

ACSD is committed to delivering leading technology and innovative solutions to the cardiology community. We work diligently to bring you tomorrow’s technology today.

Reliability

The ACSD brand ensures that our products have been built to last.  More and more customers each year depend on ACSD for reliability of product and service..  We proudly offer top of the line diagnostic products such as Holter Monitors , Holter Scanners/Software and Cardiac Event/MCT Monitors.

Service

ACSD believes in a prompt and personal approach to service. Whether it is trained technical support or our knowledgeable clinical education department, every phone call is met with a quick, well-informed response. Service, support and patient care remains our top priority.

Quality

Quality is at the heart of ACSD products. Our instrumentation endures rigorous quality assurance testing before arriving at your door. Our extended warranty program offers modular exchange to keep you up and running while minimizing unnecessary downtime.

Trust

ACSD continues to serve the medical community with undeniable integrity. ACSD representatives strive for courtesy and professionalism. For this reason, physicians and research facilities worldwide continue to trust  ACSD products and ACSD clinical services.

Does ACSD offer diagnostics and scanning services?

Yes.

ACS Diagnostics, Inc.  proudly offers Holter, Event and MCT monitoring solutions for facilities with overflow scanning, staffing concerns, time sensitivity, or those simply looking to outsource their current Holter monitoring program. ACSD, generates comprehensive Holter, Event and MCT reports within a 24-hour or less time frame.* You can clock us!

We are confident that you will trust our certified cardiac scanners to deliver the thorough diagnostic reports you’d expect from ACSD. ACSD works hard to ensure that the report provides all the data you need for a clear diagnosis. And, just to be sure, ACSD immediately provides 24-hour Full Disclosure for each patient report. That way, the complete reported data is always available for your review.

Our seamless data transfer makes uploading and downloading reports a snap. And, just as easily you can access the complete final report anytime from anywhere. Our Instrument Management SystemTM(IMS) allows secure internet log-in to view or download reports from virtually any location. Contact ACSD for a copy of our complete Policies and Procedures.

ACSD is the diagnostic laboratory for all outpatient cardiac monitoring, Holter, Event and Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) Monitoring. Like our existing cardiac instrumentation, ACSD provides 24 / 7/ 365 day patient monitoring that physicians trust.  Our prompt data processing and easy to use Cloud transfer system makes outsourcing your cardiac monitoring seamless.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Holter Scanning Service
Monday through Friday during normal hours of operation

Event/MCT Monitoring Service
24-hours per day; 365 days per year

Ambulatory Monitoring

Why has my physician prescribed an outpatient monitoring test?

There are many reasons that your physician may have ordered the Holter, Event or MCT Monitoring test. Many patients that receive this test may have recently experienced chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness or fainting episodes. The Holter, Event or MCT Monitoring test will help the physician find the cause for these symptoms. A Holter, Event or MCT Monitoring test may also be prescribed when medications have been changed or to check the function of a pacemaker.

Are these tests painful?

No.  Remote cardiac monitoring tests are painless, non-invasive procedures. There are no side-effects to the remote cardiac monitoring tests. However, minor skin irritation may occur from the electrode placement.

Can I go about my regular daily activities during the Holter, Event or MCT testing period?

Yes. Patients are strongly advised to carry on with normal daily life. Your physician is looking to correlate your symptoms with specific activities.

Are there any activities to avoid during the testing period?

Yes. Patients should not bathe, shower or swim during the testing period. Patients should also avoid using electric blankets and other electro/magnetic devices that may interfere with the device.

What is the Patient Diary?

Patients are asked to keep a detailed diary of daily activities and any symptoms that they experience. Patients should record the specific time that the symptom was felt so that the physician can match the heart rhythm with the activity.

What is the Event Button?

The Event button is a small button located on the side of the monitor that is to be pressed when you experience any symptoms of discomfort. For example, if you are feeling short of breath you should press the button at that time. After pressing the Event button, you should record the time, what you were doing, and the symptom in your Patient Diary. This helps the physician to look for abnormal heart rhythms at that time.

Please consult your physician with any additional questions regarding the remote cardiac monitoring test.

ECP Therapy

What is ECP therapy?

ECP therapy is a non-invasive therapy designed to improve circulation and blood flow to the heart. ECP therapy is prescribed for the treatment of Coronary Artery Disease. ECP is safe, easy, and effective. The therapy consists of 35 daily treatments lasting for one hour per day. ECP is administered on an outpatient basis and requires no hospitalization. Best of all, ECP is an exciting option for those people who have had, or are not good candidates for bypass surgery or angioplasty. If medication does not provide adequate relief from angina, ECP could be a positive alternative to invasive procedures.

What does ECP therapy do?

ECP therapy helps to alleviate symptoms of angina by increasing blood flow to the coronary arteries and heart muscle. This therapy does not remove blockages or stop the disease process. However, ECP helps revascularize the heart muscle through the development of collateral vessels. Collateral vessels help to increase blood supply to the heart muscle. Clinical Studies have shown:

  • ECP provides relief from Angina (chest pain)
  • ECP may decrease need or use of medication
  • ECP helps to improve exercise tolerance and daily activities
  • ECP improves overall quality of life
  • ECP provides results that can last for years

How does ECP therapy work?

During ECP therapy, pressure cuffs are wrapped firmly around the calves, thighs, and buttocks. The cuffs inflate and deflate between each heart beat. When inflated, the cuffs squeeze blood toward the heart increasing coronary perfusion pressure, coronary blood flow and oxygen supply. This process helps oxygenated blood reach the heart muscle, further reducing or eliminating angina pain.

Is ECP therapy painful?

No. ECP therapy is a non-invasive procedure that does not typically cause pain. However, some patients may experience mild discomfort, minor bruising, or skin irritation as a side-effect of ECP treatment.

Do Medicare and other insurance companies pay for ECP therapy?

Yes. Medicare will pay for ECP treatment when it is prescribed by a cardiologist. Many private insurance companies are also paying for ECP therapy.  Check with your insurance provider to determine if ECP therapy is a covered treatment.

Is ECP therapy an appropriate treatment option?

Consult with your cardiologist or referring physician to determine if ECP therapy is an appropriate procedure for you. ECP therapy may be appropriate if you answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions:

Do you suffer daily from chest pain?
Does your chest pain stop you from performing daily activities?
Do you become short of breath with regular activity?
Do you suffer from Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)?
Are you anxious about the possibility of undergoing bypass surgery or angioplasty?

How can I find a local cardiologist who offers ECP therapy?

Physicians throughout the United States and Canada offer ECP therapy. Contact your cardiologist or referring physician to find out where ECP is provided in your area.