SonoSite starts shipping point-of-care SonoHeart:
This article was originally published in Clinica
SonoSite, the spin-off portable sonography business from ATL Ultrasound, has started shipping its hand-carried point-of-care echocardiography system for hospital and doctors' office use, following FDA approval in December. The company is positioning the device as an adjunct to standard physician auscultation. It measures left ventricular function, chamber size, source of murmurs, valve regurgitation, wall thickness and cardiomyopathies. The company has seen its share price decline dramatically in recent weeks, after reporting increased losses per share that were incurred as the company ramped up production on the SonoHeart and its previously launched product, the general use portable SonoSite 180.