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EXCLUSION AREA An exclusion area has been specifically developed to allow maximum clarity and legibility of the logo. The image below represents the exclusion area required around any application of the pri - mary logo. No type or graphic elements should intrude in this space. This area is measure by the capital width of the TZ letters incorporated in the primary coin logo. EXCLUSION AREA An exclusion area has be n specifically developed to llow maximum clarity and legibility of the logo. The image below represents the exclusion area required around any application of the pri - mary logo. No type or graphic elements should intrude in this space. This area is measure by the capital width of the TZ letters incorporated in the primary coin logo. EXCLUSION AREA An exclusion area has be n specifically developed to llow maximum clarity and legibility of the logo. The image below represents the exclusion area required around any application of the pri - mary logo. No type or graphic elements should intrude in this space. This area is measure by the capital width of the TZ letters incorporated in the primary coin logo. EXCLUSION AREA An exclusion area has be n specifically developed to llow maximum clarity and legibility of the logo. The image below represents the exclusion area required around any application of the pri - mary logo. No type or graphic elements should intrude in this space. This area is measure by the capital width of the TZ letters incorporated in the primary coin logo. EXCLUSION AREA An exclusion area has been specifically developed to allow maximum clarity and legibility of the logo. The image below represents the exclusion area required around any application of the pri - mary logo. No type or graphic elements should intrude in this space. This area is measure by the capital width of the TZ letters incorporated in the primary coin logo. EXCLUSION AREA An exclusion area has be n specifically developed to llow maximum clarity and legibility of the logo. The image below represents the exclusion area required around any application of the pri - mary logo. No type or graphic elements should intrude in this space. This area is measure by the capital width of the TZ letters incorporated in the primary coin logo. MINIMUM SIZE The logo should meet the minimum size requirement of 3/8 in. wide for the logo with the tagline and 0.15 in. diameter for the logo without the tagline (the ‘coin’). When required in smaller sizes, use black (Positive) or White (reversed) versions of the logo. MINIMUM SIZE The logo should meet the minimum size requirement of 3/8 in. wide for the logo with the tagline and 0.15 in. diameter for the logo without the tagline (the ‘coin’). When required in smaller sizes, use black (Positive) or White (reversed) versions of the logo. MINIMUM SIZE The logo should m et the minimum size requirement of 3/8 in. wide for the logo with the tagline and 0.15 in. diameter for the logo without the tagline (the ‘coin’). When required in smaller sizes, use black (Positive) or White (reversed) versions of the logo. MINIMUM SIZE The logo should meet the minimum size requirement of 3/8 in. wide for the logo with the tagline and 0.15 in. diameter for the logo without the tagline (the ‘coin’). When required in smaller sizes, use black (Positive) or White (reversed) versions of the logo. ACCEPTABLE BACKGROUNDS Acceptable background images depend on how they are used. A good background will include the TZ Blue color or one of the tint color vari a tions. (see page 17 for details on these colors.) The background should not be too distracting if there is a large amount of text. Keep the backgrounds simple and professional. ACCEPTABLE BACKGROUNDS Accept ble background images depend on how they are used. A good background will include the TZ Blue color or one of the tint color vari a tions. (see page 17 for details on these colors.) The background should not be too distracting if there is a large amount of text. Keep the backgrounds simple and professional. ACCEPTABLE BACKGROUNDS Accept ble background images depend on how they are used. A good background will include the TZ Blue color or one of the tint color vari a tions. (see page 17 for details on these colors.) The background should not be too distracting if there is a large amount of text. Keep the backgrounds simple and professional. ACCEPTABLE BACKGROUNDS Accept ble backgrou d images depend on how they are used. A good background will include the TZ Blue color or one of the tint color vari a tions. (see page 17 for details on these colors.) The background should not be too distracting if there is a large amount of text. Keep the backgrounds simple and professional. TZMedical Sparked by your ideas MINIMUM SIZE The logo should m et the minimum size requirement of 3/8 in. wide for the logo with the tagline and 0.15 in. diameter for the logo without the tagline (the ‘coin’). When required in smaller sizes, use black (Positive) or White (reversed) versions of the logo. TZMedical Sparked by your ideas TZMedical Sparked by your ideas TZMedical Sparked by your ideas MINIMUM SIZE The logo should meet the minimum size requirement of 3/8 in. wide for the logo with the tagline and 0.15 in. diameter for the logo without the tagline (the ‘coin’). When required in smaller sizes, use black (Positive) or White (reversed) versions of the logo. ACCEPTABLE BACKGROUNDS Acceptable background images depend on how they are used. A good background will include the TZ Blue color or one of the tint color vari a tions. (see page 17 for details on these colors.) The background should not be too distracting if there is a large amount of text. Keep the backgrounds simple and professional. ACCEPTABLE BACKGROUNDS Accept ble backgrou d images depend on how they are used. A good background will include the TZ Blue color or one of the tint color vari a tions. (see page 17 for details on these colors.) The background should not be too distracting if there is a large amount of text. Keep the backgrounds simple and professional. TZMedic l Sparked by your ideas TZMedic l Sparked by your ideas

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These last few months have been rough for our health care system, and rougher for the incredible physicians, nurses, and technologists who keep it running. If you’re one of those WORKPLACE SAFETY PATIENT POSITIONING WORKPLACE SAFETY PATIENT POSITIONING PROCEDURE LIGHTING PATIENT POSITIONING PROCEDURE LIGHTING ARC PROCEDURE LIGHTING

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medical professionals who is feeling overworked, stretched thin, and scared, we see you. Our team knows hospitals and clinics inside and out, and we’re preparing to help in any way we can. In the meantime, know that you have our endless thanks and full support. RADIATION PROTECTION RADIATION PROTECTION WORKPLACE SAFETY RADIATION PROTECTION WORKPLACE SAFETY RADIATION PROTECTION PATIENT POSITIONING WORKPLACE SAFETY RADIATION PROTECTION PATIENT POSITIONING WORKPLACE SAFETY

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In addition to individuals and our medical establishments, this pandemic has been a challenge for businesses and the economy. Over the last few months, many medical device companies have faced unprecedented hurdles in their supply chains. Often, those supply chains are international, with products and components criss- crossing the oceans before they make their way to American cath labs. Unsurprisingly, that has been problematic for those businesses since the pandemic began in China. You’ve probably been getting letters from manufacturers for months detailing how they’re keeping their international facilities clean and working to assuage fears. TZMedical Sparked by your ideas TZMedical Sparked by your ideas

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lifesaving work. Truly, we’ve never been prouder of our American roots or happier to say our products are made close to home. Our founder, U.S. military veteran Tom Tribou, has been committed to manufacturing in the U.S. since he started TZ Medical in 1990, and we’ve never wavered from that course.

product from us is helping with that mission, and we’re beyond grateful for you, especially with things as difficult as they are right now. Much of our manufacturing is done right here in Oregon, where our company is headquartered, and we’ve really been able to see the impact on our local community. It’s very important that we stand together during these tough times. By working hard and sticking to the values our company was founded on, we know that our TZ Medical family will weather the challenges this pandemic throws our way. Hopefully, you and your family, coworkers, and friends are able to do the same. If we can do anything to help you through, just let us know.

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EXCLUSION AREA An exclusion area has been specifically developed to allow maximum clarity and legibility of the logo. The image below represents the exclusion area required around any application of the pri - mary logo. No type or graphic elements should intrude in this space. This area is measure by the capital width of the TZ letters incorporated in the primary coin logo. EXCLUSION AREA An exclusion area has been specifically developed to allow maximum clarity and legibility of the logo. The image below represents the exclusion area required around any application of the pri - mary logo. No type or graphic elements should intrude in this space. This area is measure by the capital width of the TZ lett rs incorporated in the prim ry coin logo. MINIMUM SIZE The logo should meet the minimum size requirement of 3/8 in. wide for the logo with the tagline and 0.15 in. diameter for the logo without the tagline (the ‘coin’). When required in smaller sizes, use black (Positive) or White (reversed) versions of the logo. MINIMUM SIZE The logo should meet the minimum size requirement of 3/8 in. wide for the logo with the tagline and 0.15 in. diameter for the logo without the tagline (the ‘coin’). When required in smaller sizes, use black (Positive) or White (reversed) versions of the logo. EXCLUSION AREA An exclusion area has been specifically developed to allow maximum clarity and legibility of the logo. The image below represents the exclusion area required around any application of the pri - mary logo. No type or graphic elements should intrude in this space. This area is measure by the capital width of the TZ letters incorporated in the primary coin logo. ACCEPTABLE BACKGROUNDS Acceptable background images depend on how they are used. A good background will include the TZ Blue color or one of the tint color vari a tions. (see page 17 for details on these colors.) The background should not be too distracting if there is a large amount of text. Keep the backgrounds simple and professional. ACCEPTABLE BACKGROUNDS Acceptable background images depend on how they are used. A good background will include the TZ Blue color or one of the tint color vari a tions. (see page 17 for details on these colors.) The background should not be too distracting if there is a large amount of text. Keep the backgrounds simple and professional. MINIMUM SIZE The logo should meet the minimum size requirement of 3/8 in. wide for the logo with the tagline and 0.15 in. diameter for the logo without the tagline (the ‘coin’). When required in smaller sizes, use black (Positive) or White (reversed) versions of the logo. TZMedical Sparked by your ideas MINIMUM SIZE The logo hould meet the minimum size requirement of 3/8 in. wide for the logo with the tagline and 0.15 in. diameter for the logo without the tagline (the ‘coin’). When required in smaller sizes, use black (Positive) or White (reversed) versions of the logo. MINIMUM SIZE The logo should m et the minimum size requirement of 3/8 in. wide for the logo with the tagline and 0.15 in. diameter for the logo without the tagline (the ‘coin’). When required in smaller sizes, use black (Positive) or White (reversed) versions of the logo. EXCLUSION AREA An exclusion area has b n spec fically developed to llow maximum clarity and legibility of the logo. The image below represents the exclusion area required around any application of the pri - m ry logo. No ty e or graphic element should intrude in this space. This area is measure by the capital width of the TZ letters incorporated in the primary coin logo. EXCLUSION AREA An exclusion area has be n specifically developed to llow maximum clarity and legibility of the logo. The image below represents the exclusion area required around any application of the pri - mary logo. No type or graphic elements should intrude in this space. This area is measure by the cap tal width of the TZ letters incorporated in the primary coin logo. ACCEPTABLE BACKGROUNDS Accept ble backgrou d images depend on how they are used. A good background will include the TZ Blue color or one f the tint col r vari a tions. (see page 17 for details on these colors.) The background should not be too distracting if there is a large amount of text. Keep the backgrounds simple and professional. ACCEPTABLE BACKGROUNDS Accept ble background images depend on how they are used. A good background will include the TZ Blue color or one of the tint color vari a tions. (see page 17 for details on these colors.) The background should not be too distracting if there is a large amount of text. Keep the backgrounds simple and professional. ACCEPTABLE BACKGROUNDS Accept ble background images depend on how they are used. A good background will include the TZ Blue color or one of the tint color vari a tions. (see page 17 for details on these colors.) The background should not be too distracting if there is a large amount of text. Keep the backgrounds simple and professional. TZMedical Sparked by your ideas

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Now more than ever, we’re glad to be supporting American workers, providing jobs, and doing our part to keep the economy going. Every hospital and clinic that purchases “Our founder, U.S. military veteran Tom Tribou, has been committed to manufacturing in the U.S. since he started TZ Medical in 1990, and we’ve never wavered from that course.”

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So far, we haven’t had to take those kinds of steps. That’s because here at TZ Medical, the vast majority of our products are made in the U.S. Our manufacturing facilities are still open, and our products are still available to hospitals and clinics to help with their TZMedical Sparked by your ideas

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Wishing you safety and good health,

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A NEW OPTION TO TREAT LOWER BACK PAIN MEDICARE NOW COVERS ACUPUNCTURE

Good news for Medicare beneficiaries! In a landmark decision, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has opted to cover acupuncture treatments for those suffering from chronic lower back pain. This new treatment option opens more possibilities for those seeking pain relief and hints at more choices becoming available to beneficiaries in the future. If you’ve been wanting to try acupuncture for your chronic lower back pain, there are some things you should know before seeking treatment. CAN ACUPUNCTURE HELP? Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine, with roots as far back as 100 B.C. Today, many patients in the United States have found the treatment effective — though clinical trials have proven inconclusive. However, in 2017, guidelines published by the American College of Physicians found moderate evidence that acupuncture is effective at treating lower back pain and may be a viable option for you if other methods of pain relief aren’t working. WHAT WILL MEDICARE COVER? For those with Original Medicare (parts A and B), your plan will cover up to 12 acupuncture treatments over 90 days. These have to be administered

by a licensed acupuncturist to treat chronic lower back pain. If you see noticeable improvements in your condition after your treatment, an additional eight sessions may be covered. WHAT’S THE BIG PICTURE? The CMS’ decision to cover acupuncture marks the first time Medicare has expanded to an area of alternative medicine. The decision came in response to the opioid crisis, which has unfortunately highlighted the extremely harmful effects of painkillers on individuals and families. As more alternative medicine treatments are studied, Medicare beneficiaries faced with other forms of chronic pain may have new treatment options opened to them. If you feel that your chronic pain isn’t responding well to physical therapy alone, don’t be afraid to incorporate treatments like acupuncture in conjunction with exercises like yoga. These typically work well as a supplement to physical therapy. If you’ve been suffering from chronic pain and would like an alternative to opioids or surgery, talk to your physical therapist and see what options work with your current treatment.

A SHOUTOUT TO OUR NATION’S NURSES THE HEALTH CARE HEROES HELPING US THROUGH THIS CRISIS

International Nurses Day is coming up on May 12th, and though the holiday often goes under-celebrated, we have a feeling this year will be an exception to the rule. That’s because the coronavirus pandemic has shown a massive (and well-deserved) spotlight on nurses, doctors, and other health care heroes in this country and around the world, revealing just how much they do for our society. During this pandemic, nurses have been instrumental in saving lives and keeping hospitals running. Every day, they’ve risked their health and safety to help others, taking commitment to the job to an entirely new level. Here at TZ Medical, we’re beyond grateful for the incredible nurses who staff our nation’s hospitals, not just during this pandemic but every day! Thanks to our line of work, we get to see nurses in action regularly, and we know firsthand how hard they work and how much they do. With that said, you don’t have to take our words for it — the proof is in the numbers. Here are just a few statistics that reveal how incredible our nursing workforce is.

by far the largest group staffing hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and physicians’ offices. They are truly the backbone of our health care system. • Nurses continue to work despite having a much higher than average incidence of injury and illness on the job. According to BLS data, nurses face an incidence rate of 104.2 cases per 10,000 full-time workers, much higher than the 91.7 case average. • One study published in the 1990s by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that nursing is more hazardous than even heavy construction and mining.

• According to Gallup, nurses have been considered the most ethical among a range of professional workers for 15 years running.

If you have the means, consider joining us in supporting the nurses in your community this National Nurses Day. Nurse.org is an excellent resource to turn to if you’re not sure how to help. But if you work with nurses every day, take a moment on May 12th to check in with them and say thank you. We certainly will!

• According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 42% of health care employees are either nurses or nursing assistants, making them

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CHRONIC TOTAL OCCLUSION AN EMERGING AND CHALLENGING TREATMENT While chronic total occlusion (CTO) treatment has been present within the cardiovascular field for several years, there is an increased emphasis on new approaches and technology dedicated to this area.

A lesion is considered a CTO if it:

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Is 99%–100% occluded Has a TIMI flow of 0

Has been occluded over three months

There are three main approaches to CTO treatment:

1. Antegrade wire escalation 2. Antegrade dissection/reentry 3. Retrograde collateral bypass

It is estimated that 20%–25% of all patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) have a CTO. There are an estimated one million percutaneous cardiac interventions (PCI) performed in the United States each year. Of these, approximately 5%, or 50,000, are performed as a CTO case. However, it is also estimated that over 100,000 patients are potentially untreated CTO cases. One estimate indicates that only 5% of the interventional cardiologists in the U.S. have the recommended specialized training to tackle these lesions. The experience of the physician, the experience of the procedural staff, and the availability of a wide range of equipment and supplies dedicated to the treatment of CTO all influence success rates. These tools include guide catheters, ultra-low-profile balloons, specialized crossing wires, and microcatheters. Microcatheters provide an increased ability to cross a lesion and assist in the exchange of guidewires and the delivery of contrast material. Microcatheters work in tandem with CTO wires and provide specific benefits:

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Penetrability Torque control Physician “feel”

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TZ Medical is now able to provide a new microcatheter, which can be an important addition to the “toolbox” for CTO cases. The M-Cath is a microcatheter intended for use in an antegrade approach and provides these important features:

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An ergonomic hub

A hypotube shaft with a reinforcing braided mesh A hydrophilic polymer coating for excellent lubricity

High torquability

A tapered and robust tip with a 1.6 Fr entry profile

135 cm usable length

Pushability is often considered one of the most important aspects of any microcatheter. The M-cath delivers this critical element and the other specialty features to enhance the potential of successfully crossing the most challenging of CTO cases.

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Why TZ Medical Is Committed to Manufacturing in the U.S.

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A New Way to Treat Lower Back Pain

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A Well-Deserved Thank You to Nurses

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An Emerging CTO Treatment

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Product Spotlight

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