We take a multimedia approach to auscultation – the more ways the sound is presented, the better the physician diagnosis can be.
- Look and Listen – Accuracy is greatly enhanced when playback is synchronized with a cursor which sweeps across the cardiograph waveform.
- Playback at half speed – Slowing down the sound while watching the waveform really helps to resolve closely timed events or complex sounds – especially as the heart rate increases.
- Cardiac Spectrograph – A simple onscreen measurement of a murmur in the spectrograph helps to distinguish innocent from systolic ejection murmurs and to track the severity of and aortic valve stenosis.
- Library of Heart Sounds – heart@HOME features a complete library of heart and lung sounds which have been organized according to timing, type and pathology. Now, it’s possible to compare the sound in hand with a few candidates selected quickly and easily from the library.
The application works with any electronic stethoscope which can output analog and digital sound. It runs both standalone on any PC and integrated into outREACH!.