Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US for people of most ethnicities. Vital to not only a person's life but their health as well, the heart is a magnificent but complex organ. Powered by electrical impulses and regulated by the body's autonomic nervous system, the disease is not the only factor that can impact a person's heart. Illness, accidents or sudden cardiac arrest can cause the heart to suddenly malfunction and stop beating altogether.
It is this phenomenon in particular that motivated Alfred Schiller to found Schiller Medical in a four-room flat in 1974.
In what began as a one-man business, Schiller knew there was a better way to treat sudden cardiac arrest than what was currently on the market. Instead of the heavy, bulky devices that were used to detect and defibrillate SCA patients, Schiller began to create small, lightweight electrocardioscopes and later ECG devices, blood pressure monitors, spirometers and other diagnostic equipment.
Today, Schiller has more than 1,000 employees in more than 30 countries and is still one of the industry leaders in compact, portable cardiac equipment.
The Schiller Guarantee
Schiller uses a Total Quality Management system to ensure each piece of equipment, and medical software is worthy of the Schiller name. As an ISO certified company, each level of the organization is committed not only to quality products but customer satisfaction as well. Each piece of Schiller equipment is inspected, tested and guaranteed for use right out of the box. Portable ECG systems, blood pressure stress kits, PC based stress testing kits and interpretive software lead the Schiller product lines with the accompanying leads, mouthpieces, cables and accessories rounding out their offerings.
Today, Schiller strives to lead the way by creating innovative equipment and software solutions from its headquarters in Switzerland.