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Physicians Use Cardioscan to Evaluate Student Athletes During Sports Physicals
Date:2/20/2008

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Zargis Medical Corp., a spin-off from Siemens Corporate Research (NYSE: SI) and a majority-owned subsidiary of Speedus Corp. (Nasdaq: SPDE) today announced that Cardioscan(R) is being used at the middle and high schools in Long Branch, New Jersey to evaluate student athletes during preparticipation sports physicals.

The Cardioscan evaluation is being undertaken in conjunction with The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, which provides school physicians for the district. The school nurses for the district have been actively administering Cardioscan to athletes and the results are being interpreted by physicians. Following the conclusion of the program, which will involve nearly 800 students over the next 12 months, the Center's Director of Pediatric Inpatient Services, Dr. Richard DeGroote, and Dr. Rhea Salonga, will interpret the findings and intend to submit the results for publication.

According to Dr. DeGroote, "There is clearly a need for a cost-effective screening method which could be an adjunct to the preparticipation sports physical exam in the early identification of certain potentially lethal cardiovascular abnormalities in young athletes. Although rare, the death of a young athlete from a previously undetected cardiovascular abnormality (an event commonly referred to as Sudden Cardiac Death or "SCD") is a tragedy that impacts an entire community and receives a great deal of media attention. I am very pleased that the Long Branch
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