Blaufuss Sound Builder
is the most powerful heart sounds
app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, this app revolutionizes self-study and bedside
teaching of cardiac
examination — using recordings from actual patients, and allowing you to create hundreds to thousands of unique combinations
on the fly.
The patients were recorded by an experienced cardiologist, with diagnoses confirmed by cardiac
catheterization or open heart
surgery. The software was designed by Blaufuss
Multimedia, creators of the first CD-ROM on heart sounds
in 1994, a world-wide best seller in three language editions, as well as the Cardiac
Examination multimedia suite, and the blaufuss.org website, with customers in over 40 countries.
Learning or teaching cardiac
auscultation at the bedside
has never been easier:
You can compare one murmur with another, teaching
your ears to hear the difference in timing and character. Sounds
that are easily confused (split second sound
vs. opening snap) can be turned on and off for quick comparison. Even better, you can selectively add and remove one sound
element at a time in the midst of several sounds
to hone your detection skills.
You also get a built-in encyclopedia:
To learn more about a sound
or murmur, there are links to comprehensive material on definitions of medical terminology, hemodynamics, anatomy, listening areas, timing, mnemonics, and more (180 pages
Training at the bedside:
Add a SpeakerPad for stethoscopes, and take the app with you to the bedside. With the SpeakerPad, you can use your stethoscope on your patient, and then on the app.
sounds, 6 murmurs
(126 allowed combinations)
19 heart sounds
to mix and match (over 70,000 allowed combinations)
65 screens of text with illustrations and hyperlinks (180 pages):
• who named it
• what it`s called
• where to hear it
• when it occurs
• how to hear it.
Help in three categories (37 pages):