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SonoSite Introduces The New BioZ Cardio Profile For Hemodynamic Monitoring In The Anesthesia Suite

A Tool to Improve Post-Operative Surgical Outcomes and Reduce Hospital Costs

Non-invasive System to Assist in Fluid Management

Technology Debuts at the 2011 American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference (ASA) October 15-17th, Booth #2242

BOTHELL, WA - October 13, 2011 - SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, today introduced the new BioZ® Cardio Profile system with impedance cardiography (ICG) technology for non-invasively monitoring a patient's hemodynamic profile in the hospital. Pioneered by NASA in the 1960's, ICG hemodynamic monitoring has traditionally been used to treat patients with heart failure and hypertension, and it is now ready to play a significant role in the anesthesia suite.

The BioZ Cardio Profile system offers a solution to one of the biggest challenges for anesthesiologists— non-invasively maintaining optimal intravascular (blood) volume during surgical procedures. By integrating the BioZ Cardio Profile system into surgical protocols, anesthesiologists will be able to impact post-operative complications, length of hospital stay, and costs associated with complications . Furthermore, the BioZ provides a complete solution for treating patients at the point-of-care. Anesthesiologists can experience a demonstration of the BioZ Cardio Profile at the American Society of Anesthesiologists meeting on October 15-17th at the McCormick Place in Chicago.