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Biotech / Medical
Heartstream Inc. ( HTST )
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Emcee:  Joe Albinowski Type:  Unmoderated
All, I would like for all to take a look at Heartstream Inc. ( HTST ) After coming public earlier this year at around 13, the company today announced that the FDA has approved it's new " Forerunner " defibrillator product. This product is designed to deliver lifesaving defibrillation to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. In case anyone is wondering what a defibrillator is, it is one of those devices that delivers shock waves to the chests of heart attack victims. This product is quite a technological breakthrough for the following reasons. a) It is quite smaller and lightweight than it's predecessors, which will enable it to be carried in all emergency vehicles. Presently less than 25 % of all emergency vehicles carry debibrillators. This product weighs only about 4 lbs. b) It can be placed not only in EMS vehicles, but in ordinary police cars, fire engines, airliners, ships, ballparks, amusement parks, etc. It is quite simple to operate and does not require the special- ized training of conventional defibrillators. c) And unlike standard defibrillators, the ForeRunner need not have it's batteries charged approx every 12 hours and can go years without a charge. d) With cardiac arrest being the #1 cause of sudden death, this product could save an estimated 100,000 lives per year in the US alone. e) The product is affordable, with a unit price of only $3000-$4000 per unit, compared with a price of $5000-$7500 per unit for defibrillators currently in use. At this price, persons with heart conditions or at high risk could afford to have them for thier own personal use. f) ForeRunner has also been approved in over 18 european countries. All on all, this product sounds like something that the public is going to demand in many locations and situations. I believe it could be years before the market for such a product is saturated. I would welcome any and all comments regarding this product and this company. Thanks, Joe
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97 Philippe HTST was bought out by HWP a while back. Their wonderful product is E'Lane-6/7/1998
96 I saw a small PR on 20/20 last Friday. May be the stock will go up...... Ph. Philippe J. Dor-6/7/1998
95 11 1/8 ???? Did I miss something? First time over 10 15/16 since the aquisitioE'Lane-3/25/1998
94 Just got my proxy vote today to either approve or disapprove of the planned merE'Lane-3/5/1998
93 This thread is dead because my understanding is that Heartstream is selling outMatt Kaarlela-1/16/1998
92 To all: I'm a little surprised at the lack of activity on this thread. AnCarl Pergler-1/15/1998
91 I agree on your feelings about Levy, I also watched him on CNBC and when asked Ernie Kelley-12/31/1997
90 You have my vote. Just saw Levy on CNBC, what a noodle! Our share value will drJean-Philippe Chevalier-12/31/1997
89 It's a shame that Heartstream is selling out. HP will be the big winner in Matt Kaarlela-12/30/1997
88 VOTE NO !! We are being ripped off. This is below the IPO price. Some lawyer Ernie Kelley-12/29/1997
87 HP to Acquire Heartstream, Inc. Deal Strengthens HP's Commitment to AHAErnie Kelley-12/29/1997
86 HTST to be bought by Hewlett Packard. Just heard on CNBC. Will be a stock onlErnie Kelley-12/29/1997
85 What's going on with Heartstream? The price shot up and a 7 word message caMatt Kaarlela-12/29/1997
84 <OFF TOPIC> Cheryl - Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and helpfCourtney Willfore-11/23/1997
83 Looks like another DOWN day for Wall Street Tomorrow Monday. Honk Kong markPirinolo-10/26/1997
82 Larry, Great article. Thanks for the link. I sure am glad to see from HeartstCheryl Galt-10/25/1997
81 Brad, has this show already being aired back on Thurs Oct 16. abcnews.cLarry Fahy-10/24/1997
80 To All: Heartstream profiled on 20/20 tonite. This has got to be a good thing Bradley W. Fisher-10/24/1997
79 I'm surprised no one has posted any of the recent news items on HeartstreamCheryl Galt-10/19/1997
78 Check out November edition of READERS DIGEST. There is a great picture of HearPirinolo-10/18/1997
77 >>.....seems that everyone but us knows something that we don't. AcCheryl Galt-8/28/1997
76 I've been following this one for a while and was surprised as well at the rLowtherAcademy-8/28/1997
75 Or maybe some news from congress who I understood was looking at legislation thMatt Kaarlela-8/28/1997
74 Good question Lorraine. Maybe a new contract like the American Airlines deal. Joseph P. Badame-8/28/1997
73 HTST was up nearly 15% today, and volume was high, too. I see no news but someLorraine McConaghy-8/28/1997
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