The next-generation ‘intelligent’ stethoscope gets FDA clearance


From the time the stethoscope was invented there hasn’t been any great change in the way it functions, but that is about to change with this new invention.

HD Medical, Inc. of Silicon Valley today announced that its flagship product, HD Steth, has received FDA clearance for all three product classification codes of DQD, DQC and DPS for Electronic Stethoscope, Phonocardiograph and Electrocardiograph combined into one device.

HD Steth is an intelligent stethoscope that assists clinicians with capturing, recording, replaying and simultaneously visualizing heart sounds and ECG waveforms on a smart device to help detect multiple cardiac abnormalities.

This is truly a game-changer as it can help doctors detect any irregularities instantly and help them provide a much more precise diagnosis for their patients.

It is designed with state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence technology that performs advanced cardiac evaluation at the point-of-care to save time and lives.

What makes this device stand out is, its visualization and noise cancellation technology. This means HD Steth helps detect the subtlest heart sounds that are usually difficult or impossible to hear during auscultation. This can help doctors discover cardiac insights, instantly.

“The quality and intensity of heart sounds are phenomenal on HD Steth and it delivers the most impressive sound quality advancements in my last 40 years of stethoscope use,” said Dr. Ethiraj Raj, specializing in Cardiovascular Disease in Flint, Michigan.

“The opportunity to amplify the sounds along with simultaneous visualization of heart sounds and ECG in real-time is unique. Physicians, teachers and medical students will greatly benefit from this revolutionary experience which will be a paradigm shift in cardiac auscultation. Congratulations to the HD Medical team for combining all these sensors that resulted in this exceptional instrument which will benefit the patient population as well as providers for years to come. It is truly a giant leap forward in technology,” he added.

At the current moment, there is no other device that offers what HD Steth does. Thus, making it a truly breakthrough technology that is about to change the way doctors interact with their patients.

“HD Steth is the only stethoscope with four powerful microprocessors built into the device for advanced signal processing and intelligence, while still retaining the convenient form factor of a stethoscope,” said Shailendra Mahajan, board observer and managing director of Maxim Ventures, a major investor in HD Medical.

“This combination results in significant advantages over other products in the market,” he added.

Arvind Thiagarajan, founder & CEO of HD Medical, said that, “Over the past year, HD Medical has been conducting multiple screening studies of over 50,000 children using HD Steth in India and has resulted in saving many lives.”

In a time of a global pandemic, an invention like this can be can ease the pressure of the doctors and assist them in fast-forwarding their diagnosis.

He added that, “The most intelligent stethoscope has been FDA cleared at this critically important time. During this challenging COVID-19 pandemic, HD Steth will significantly assist frontline health workers at the point-of-care detecting abnormal heart and lung sounds.”