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NCH piloting the use of smart stethoscopes

The traditional stethoscope, a fundamental medical tool, has evolved into a smart device with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). This new AI-powered stethoscope can analyze heart sounds against a vast database to detect conditions like narrowed or leaky heart valves and structural heart disease.

It provides real-time results after being placed on three locations around the heart for just 30 seconds.

NCH is pioneering the use of these AI stethoscopes, finding significant benefits including identifying 136 new cases of structural heart disease out of over 1000 patients screened. This advancement is helping doctors detect heart issues earlier, enhancing patient care. Read More >

WINK covers new AI stethoscope used by NCH Primary care doctors enhancing patient care.