Unlike ultrasound and Doppler, the Stethotron is non-invasive, harmless to use and is able to detect changes in vessels before more acute symptoms appear, saving lives and greatly lowering patient costs.
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Alpine, NJ (PRWEB) April 25, 2011
A new electronic stethoscope manufactured by Protron Technologies is poised to make an impact in the detection of aneurysms and other vascular problems. The Stethotron electronic stethoscope and vascular pathologic detector is a new, non-invasive, FDA-approved medical device capable of detecting vascular turbulence.
According to the American Heart Association, atherosclerotic cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of both death and disability. Detecting early-stage vascular abnormalities can be difficult and requires invasive and very costly procedures, such as Doppler, angiography and MRI scans, which can run in the tens of thousands of dollars for surgical intervention.
The Stethotron not only saves money in surgical costs, but saves lives with its ability to detect early-stage aneurysms or atherosclerotic changes. Until now, no one, anywhere in the world, was able to screen patients for vascular disturbance without invasive procedures. Doctors can now check the vascular system in order to detect abnormalities in the bloodstream.
“The Stethotron provides a revolution in doctor/patient care,” says Dr. Leon Dondysh, whose research helped lead to the creation of the Stethotron. “Unlike ultrasound and Doppler, the Stethotron is non-invasive, harmless to use and is able to detect changes in vessels before more acute symptoms appear, saving lives and greatly lowering patient costs.”
While standard and electronic stethoscopes are designed to listen to heart and lung signals, the Stethotron allows doctors to toggle between two modes:
- Mode 1: Amplification with filtering -- filters out sounds below 300 Hz and above 1000 Hz and is used specifically for detecting bruits.
- Mode 2: Amplification only -- for heart, lung, arteries and other routine exams.
The Stethotron® is now available for direct purchase. Protron Technologies is also seeking alliances with medical manufacturers and distributors internationally. Please visit http://www.stethotron.com for more information.
Dr. Leon Dondysh