Validation of heart and lung teleauscultation on an Internet-based system

Gabriele Fragasso, Marialuisa De Benedictis, Altin Palloshi, Marco Moltrasio, Alberto Cappelletti, Mauro Carlino, Angelo Marchisi, Mariagrazia Pala, Ottavio Alfieri, Alberto Margonato

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Abstract

The feasibility and accuracy of an Internet-based system for teleauscultation was evaluated in 103 cardiac patients, who were auscultated by the same cardiologist with a conventional stethoscope and with an Internet-based method, using an electronic stethoscope and transmitting heart and lung sounds between computer work stations. In 92% of patients, the results of electronic and acoustic auscultation coincided, indicating that teleauscultation may be considered a reliable method for assessing cardiac patients and could, therefore, be adopted in the context of comprehensive telecare programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1138-1139
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume92
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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