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Thoughts on Cardiology, Medtech, and Health Equity
Feb 16, 2024 ~ 3 min read
Feedback from the field

A game changer in cardiology and beyond in Kyiv

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Feb 14, 2024 ~ 3 min read
Welcome to Stethophone

Earlier today, Sparrow Bioacoustics launched a product into the US App Store. We think this represent a new level of offering in the consumer medical and healthcare space. It’s called Stethophone, and it belongs to a class of product called Software As a Medical Device (SAMD). Stethophone is a class II, FDA cleared application. The […]

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Feb 12, 2024 ~ 3 min read
Feedback from the field

Stethophone is not just a better version of the stethoscope; it’s a conceptually new solution for both doctors and patients.

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Jan 23, 2024 ~ 3 min read
The Power of Agency: The Crucial Link Between Control, Health and Wellness

A lack of control over health matters can give rise to stress and anxiety, which are notorious culprits in undermining health and wellness.

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Jan 19, 2024 ~ 3 min read
The Art of Clinical Thinking

As doctors we all know of cases where a mistaken or incomplete evaluation of a diagnostic report have cost a patients their life, or at the very least, they lost a chance for a better prognosis.

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Dec 5, 2023 ~ 3 min read
The Silent Threat: Reasons Behind Undiagnosed Cardiovascular Disease in the United States

Findings suggest that nearly half of all adults over 40 may have “hidden” heart conditions that go undetected.

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Nov 16, 2023 ~ 3 min read
How to Talk to Your Doctor About Heart Health Concerns

By effectively communicating your worries and collaborating with your healthcare provider, you can take control of your heart health journey. Here’s are a few best practices:

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Nov 1, 2023 ~ 3 min read
Aligning AI Metrics with Business Goals in Healthcare

Metrics like precision / PPV, recall / sensitivity and specificity are derived from probabilities output by AI models. Those probabilities need to be converted into a “hard” label like “healthy” or “sick”.

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Sep 15, 2023 ~ 3 min read
The Personal and Societal Costs of Heart Disease: Our Biggest Looming Crisis

At an individual level, heart disease exacts a profound toll on physical, emotional, and financial well-being

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Aug 23, 2023 ~ 3 min read
How Sparrow is Transforming Early Detection of Heart Disease in War-Torn Ukraine

Ukraine’s healthcare system, which on paper should be a standout, is lagging. Russia’s war of aggression is partly to blame. But Sparrow’s Stethophone™ can help improve monitoring of chronic conditions.

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Jul 12, 2023 ~ 3 min read
Diagnosing Heart Disease: Understanding Key Tests and Objectives

Each test in the diagnostic cycle serves a distinct purpose, aiming to provide insights into various aspects of heart health.

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May 10, 2023 ~ 3 min read
Detecting Stroke Risk: Can you Hear it coming?

Certain vascular conditions, when left untreated, can significantly increase the risk of stroke. Two main conditions that can be detected through auscultation are carotid artery stenosis and atrial fibrillation.

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Mar 17, 2023 ~ 3 min read
Identifying Endocarditis: An Elusive Disease with Grave Consequences

Endocarditis often presents with nonspecific symptoms that can easily be mistaken for other conditions. Common signs like fever, fatigue, and weight loss can be attributed to a range of illnesses, causing doctors to overlook the possibility

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Jan 3, 2023 ~ 3 min read
Bring your own medical data – how patient gathered data could change healthcare

Imagine seeing a specialist and bringing six months of your own cardiac and pulmonary data to go along with your concerns of light headedness and headaches

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Nov 18, 2022 ~ 3 min read
After the Heart Attack: Hard Facts about Permanent Damage

The heart’s regenerative abilities are limited compared to other organs

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Sep 15, 2022 ~ 3 min read
Understanding Heart Murmurs: Why Should You Care?

It’s the sound of turbulent blood flow within the heart or its surrounding blood vessels, creating a swishing or whooshing noise that can be heard through a stethoscope

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May 3, 2022 ~ 3 min read
An Ocean of Data

The most medically interesting sounds are also some of the hardest to isolate and hear. Like trying to separate out a single wave in an ocean

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Feb 18, 2022 ~ 3 min read
Understanding Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a term used to describe a class of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels.

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Nov 24, 2021 ~ 3 min read
Participating more in your health examinations?

Will home-based diagnostic tests remove barriers to care?

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Jul 11, 2021 ~ 3 min read
The Power of Sound

Modern echocardiography produces high quality medical insights but is not a panacea.

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