Recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, CardioSleeve is an instrument that enhances traditional cardiac monitoring. It allows physicians to connect a stethoscope to any portable device with wireless capabilities, including mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. The 1.7-ounce instrument fits around the stem and chest piece of the stethoscope, utilizing Bluetooth technology to transform traditional cardiac auscultation into detailed diagnostic imaging.
The CardioSleeve attachment provides digital visualizations for typical heart sound monitoring, in addition to recording and displaying 3-lead electrocardiograph tracings. This combination allows physicians to easily analyze heart rhythms to detect heart murmurs and other cardiac abnormalities. Additionally, medical professionals can examine the CardioSleeve’s data at any time, as all recordings are archived on a HIPAA-secure electronic medical record (EMR) cloud server.