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VA Palo Alto Health Care System Invests in Zargis Cardioscan Systems Software- Bluetooth Wireless Stethoscope Enabled

Posted Aug 02 2010 12:14am

These VA facilities can now go wireless with stethoscope and the image software.identifies suspected murmurs that have a Class I Indication for echo referral per ACC/AHA guidelines.  The software is meant to be used by physicians to assist with the referral process of identifying murmurs up front.  The display is also meant to be “patient friendly” with visuals to help with the explanation process.  BD

From the website:

Simply install the Cardioscan software on your PC and easily connect via Bluetooth® with your Littmann® Stethoscope Model 3200 . Cardioscan now guides you through a standard four-site cardiac auscultation exam. About a minute later, Cardioscan indicates whether or not your patient possesses a suspected diastolic or systolic murmur and whether or not they present a Class I indication for echocardiography referral. One more click and you will view a full analysis of the heart sounds you have captured. A highly informative tool that will quickly become an integral part of your practice. Great for honing your auscultation skills too. image

Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), a northern California-based hospital group, part of The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) nationwide network of hospitals, has purchased Zargis medical's 15 Cardioscan systems.

Zargis Medical (a majority-owned subsidiary of Speedus Corp) said that its Cardioscan heart sound analysis software is designed to help healthcare practitioners analyze cardiac sounds for the identification and classification of suspected heart murmurs, which can be signs of heart disease.

In conjunction with the Web-enabled TeleSteth platform, the Cardioscan system also allows healthcare professionals to transmit physiological sounds to colleagues located anywhere in the world.

The VAPAHCS consists of three in-patient facilities and seven outpatient clinics located in Palo Alto, California and the surrounding region. Affiliated with the Stanford University School of Medicine, VAPAHCS is also a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services with enhanced technology as well as education and research.

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