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FISCHER IMAGING ACQUIRES BLOOM ASSOCIATES; EXPANDING ITS ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY PRODUCT LINE

 FISCHER IMAGING ACQUIRES BLOOM ASSOCIATES;
 EXPANDING ITS ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY PRODUCT LINE
 DENVER, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Fischer Imaging Corp. (NASDAQ: FIMG) announced today that it has acquired 100 percent of the stock of Bloom Associates Ltd., of Reading, Penn., for an undisclosed sum, and hired Murray Bloom as director of Electrophysiology Products.
 Bloom designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of electrophysiology recording and monitoring systems used in conducting specialized arrhythmia studies of the heart. Bloom also is the market leader in cardiac stimulator devices which are used to pace the heart during electrophysiology procedures.
 "The electrophysiology market has been undergoing a period of rapid growth," said Morgan W. Nields, chairman and chief executive officer of Fischer. "This growth stems from the excellent results obtained by the less invasive radio frequency catheter ablation of atrial arrhythmias, as well as the availability of third generation tiered therapy automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICDs)," said Nields. An electrophysiology study is required prior to the implantation of an AICD.
 Fischer Imaging has created the Fischer-Bloom electrophysiology business unit in recognition of the importance of this emerging area of less invasive medical treatment. "Merging x-ray imaging with intracardiac recording is an important step to provide the electrophysiologist with state of the art features to conduct complex therapeutic procedures such as radio frequency catheter ablation," said Bloom, former president of Bloom Associates. "The Bloom organization looks forward to the engineering challenges presented by the need for a user-friendly computer system to manage multiple channels of electrophysiologic data in conjunction with a high speed x-ray imaging system," said Bloom.
 Over 350,000 Americans die each year from arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia, a condition of rapid heartbeating. Until recent gains in electrophysiology, surgery provided the only real potential for these arrhythmias, with drugs providing mixed results.
 Fischer Imaging designs, manufactures and markets specialty and general purpose x-ray imaging systems for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The company's newest product lines are directed toward medical specialties in which minimally invasive surgical techniques are replacing open surgical procedures.
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 /CONTACT: Roberto A. Cascella of Fischer Imaging, 303-452-6800; or Scott A. Brooks of Carl Thompson Associates, 303-494-5472, for Fischer Imaging/
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