What cardiac defects do SensiCardiac detect?

SensiCardiac was developed to detect all major structural cardiac defects (valvular and congenital). 

The guidelines of the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) was used in the development of SensiCardiac for echocardiography recommendations:

Class I:

  1. Echocardiography is recommended for asymptomatic patients with diastolic murmurs, continuous murmurs, holosystolic murmurs, late systolic murmurs, murmurs associated with ejection clicks, or murmurs that radiate to the neck or back.
  2. Echocardiography is recommended for patients with heart murmurs and symptoms or signs of heart failure, myocardial ischemia/infarction, syncope, thromboembolism, infective endocarditis, or other clinical evidence of structural heart disease.
  3. Echocardiography is recommended for asymptomatic patients who have grade 3 or louder mid-peaking systolic murmurs.

Class IIa

  1. Echocardiography can be useful for the evaluation of asymptomatic patients with murmurs associated with other abnormal cardiac physical findings or murmurs associated with an abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) or chest X-ray.
  2. Echocardiography can be useful for patients whose symptoms and/or signs are likely non-cardiac in origin, but in whom a cardiac basis cannot be excluded by standard evaluation.

Class III

  1. Echocardiography is not recommended for patients who have a grade 2 or softer midsystolic murmur identified as innocent or functional by an experienced observer.

SensiCardiac was trained and tested using a database of the following cardiac pathologies:

  • Mitral Stenosis and Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Aortic Stenosis and Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis and Regurgitation
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis and Regurgitation
  • Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)
  • Subvalvular aortic stenosis (SAS)
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS)
  • Ebstein’s anomaly
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
  • Transposition of the great vessels (TGV)
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