The prospective study of patients with signs and symptoms of decompensated heart failure compared the heart sounds
detected by the Audicor system in patients with a primary or secondary diagnosis of heart failure or a non-heart failure diagnosis.
5) Each student many times repeated listening record of heart sounds
on the same exercise until there was a confidence of correct practical recognition of each sound sign.
The heart sounds
were independently evaluated by each physician both with and without access to Cardioscan's reported findings.
HD Medical Group was founded in 2005 to commercialize the proprietary and patented heart sound
technology developed by it.
AUDICOR(R) is the first technology to synchronize the electrical and mechanical activities of the heart to precisely detect, accurately interpret, and clearly document the presence of the third heart sound
(S3) by using the company's patented Correlated Audioelectric Cardiography (COR) technology.
Cardioscan connects wirelessly to the Bluetooth -enabled 3M(TM) Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200, and integrates with the ZargisTelemed portal -- a HIPAA-compliant feature of Cardioscan allowing users to easily share heart sounds
recordings, analyzed results and comments with colleagues via the Internet.
Nihon Kohden Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of medical electronic equipment and the leading provider of cardiology equipment in Japan and China, and Inovise Medical, a privately held cardiac diagnostic company, today announced the two companies have signed a multi-year agreement to integrate Inovise Medical's AUDICOR(R) heart sounds
detection and analysis technology into the next generation of Nihon Kohden electrocardiographs.
Zargis has developed Cardioscan, the first and only computer-assisted medical device designed to support physicians in analyzing heart sounds
for the identification of suspected systolic and diastolic murmurs.
The key design goal, adding AUDICOR heart sounds
detection and enhanced ECG algorithms to the cardiographs customers already own, was definitely a technical and workflow challenge the team successfully addressed.
The technology behind ZAC was developed by Siemens Corporate Research over the last six years and is based on a proprietary algorithm and system that analyzes heart sounds
and murmurs, using a digital stethoscope, and identifies potential heart abnormalities.
HeartLab(TM): A cardiac auscultation simulator with actual heart sounds
that enables physicians to identify normal and abnormal heartbeats.
Under the terms of the contract, Zargis will develop prototypes of a system designed to record, synchronize and analyze heart sounds
, lung sounds and ECG signals in pediatric patients who are being cared for by remote military treatment facilities.