Cardionics visual electronic stethoscope. This version of the ViScope allows the use of a headset intended for use with In-the-Ear or open fit Behind-the-Ear style hearing aids. The headset should allow the listener to keep the hearing aids in while using the ViScope. (order headset separately).
The ViScope is a digital electronic scope that can amplify sound 30 times louder than an acoustic scope and it provides a visual display of the phonocardiogram or phonopneumogram. Visualization assists the listener in identifying the position of clicks, rubs, knocks, snaps or murmurs in the cardiac cycle.
Murmurs such as aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation or mitral regurgitation are clearly seen. Pediatric sounds including atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect and primary pulmonary hypertension are easily identified.
How it works: Simply place the stethoscope on the chest and as the sounds are detected, the phonocardiogram of heart sounds will be displayed on the screen. Sounds can be downloaded to the ViScope-100 Software for storage and recall. With a resolution of 1024x768 pixels, the software allows the trace to be enlarged for a better view. Calipers allow measurement of events such as the opening snap of mitral stenosis.
The software allows for storage and recall of patient information and includes printable patient specific reports. Runs on Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems.
The rechargeable battery operates for approximately 8 hours total "on" time on a fully charged battery. A battey charger is included and will recharge in approximately 5 hours.
The ViScope comes with traditional style eartips that are not connected to the stethoscope but will plug into the audio output jack. You would need to remove your hearing aids to listen with these (which is a good backup). You must choose a headset option separately (like the CAR-E718-0405 or CAR-E718-0410.
1 year warranty