Purpose of App Review
In this post, we will be reviewing Heart Sounds & Murmurs for Android. We will assess whether the app can be recommended to help physicians still in training to learn to auscultate.
Auscultation is ranked among the trickiest medical skills to master, as it requires practice and perseverance. A proper auscultation can sometimes save a trained physician days of work and that’s why it counts as a handy tool. Learning to recognize the different heart sounds takes a lot of time with our ears glued to our stethoscope.
Heart Sounds & Murmurs provides an easy way to access and listen to a wide range of abnormal heart sounds and murmurs for different heart conditions.
As we open Heart Sounds & Murmurs, we are met by the main screen. A list of a normal and pathological heart sounds is shown. As we tap on them, we are presented with a detailed view for the sound to obtain further information.
The detailed view plays the sound and also provides information about the condition.
Heart Sounds & Murmurs not only delivers on the sound repertoire but it also offers other relevant studies. Phonocardiograms, EKGs and X-Rays can all be heard with just a swipe on the detailed view. This addendum is great for sharpening our knowledge as well as training our senses.
- Good sounds
- Excellent additional information
- User interface could use some improvement
Healthcare providers that would benefit from the app
- Medical students
- The fact that this app also provides detailed information about the heart sounds makes it a strong competitor to other apps on the market. Heart Sounds & Murmurs is a well done app.
Overall: 3/5 Stars
User Interface: 3/5 stars
Multimedia Coverage: 5/5 stars
Price: 5/5 Stars
Real World Applicability: 3/5 Stars