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.
The American Journal of Cardiology 12/2003; 92(9):1138-9. DOI:10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.07.015 · 3.43 Impact Factor
European Journal of Heart Failure Supplements 06/2003; 2(1):79-80. DOI:10.1016/S1567-4215(03)90247-5
Journal of the American College of Cardiology 03/2003; 41(6):528-528. DOI:10.1016/S0735-1097(03)82833-4 · 15.34 Impact Factor