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By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

Have you ever obtained a blood pressure reading that was higher than expected? Whether as a patient, or caregiver, the likelihood of high readings is not uncommon. Most people – health care professionals included – do not realize just how volatile blood pressure can be. It is changing constantly – minute by minute in response to both physical and psychological stimuli.

By: Cindy Maley / Product Manager

Unlike choosing a stethoscope, where the selection often comes down to personal preference and budget, aneroid sphygmomanometers are produced in vastly different designs for fairly specific applications. Let’s start by identifying the three basic aneroid designs: pocket, palm, and clock. These descriptions refer to the gauge portion of the instrument.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

A couple months ago we penned the blog “What’s Growing on Your Stethoscope,” in an effort to remind our readers of the importance of regularly cleaning their scopes. And this past week major media outlets all reported what a number of studies have long ago confirmed: that the vast majority of scope chestpieces are vectors for a variety of bacteria and viruses.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

It seems like only yesterday that I spent my days inspecting and assembling product while Neal typed orders on our state-of-the-art Smith Corona electric typewriter. By 2 o’clock, we’d have processed our whopping five orders for the day and be ready for a nap. At quitting time, we’d head to a diner for the $3.99 dinner special, our daily compensation.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

The Joint National Committee, comprised of professionals from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, has, after years of study, raised the suggested values for drug therapy prescriptions to treat hypertension. The new guidelines raise the threshold for patients over 60 to 150/90 and for younger hypertensive patients to 140/90.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

This has been a momentous year for our industry in general and for ADC in particular. From our humble beginnings in a small storefront 30 years ago, to our current position as a New York-based multinational with offices all over the world, it's been quite a journey. Today, ADC is a leader in the manufacturing of core diagnostic medical instruments.

By: Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

Study after study has shown that, unbeknownst to most healthcare professionals, the diaphragm of a stethoscope is a vector for potentially dangerous pathogens, including MRSA. Although no patient infection has been directly attributed to a stethoscope, the possibility of transmission was established in a 1997 study by the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

By: Michael Falco / Quality Manager

Sooner or later, every medical device manufacturer will undergo a third-party inspection. It may be initiated by customers, by third-party auditors (for ISO certification, for instance) or by a government body. So how does a company prepare? The answer is simple: Check yourself first! At ADC our self-auditing process is deeply embedded in our quality management system.

By: Cindy Maley / Product Manager

So you've purchased your first stethoscope. You've probably played with it a bit, but now it's time to get down to business. How do you use the darn thing? Wait, how do you even wear it? Although most of our scopes and all of our professional models come with detailed instructions for use, we’d like to provide a more personal tutorial on using and wearing your new instrument.

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