• ©2020 Cardea Associates, Inc.
  • ©2020 Cardea Associates, Inc.
  • ©2020 Cardea Associates, Inc.

CardeaScreen FAQ's

What is CardeaScreen?

CardeaScreen is a convenient, hand-held electrocardiographic (ECG) device, a diagnostic tool that measures and records the electrical activity of the heart. Specifically attuned to the normal characteristics of the athletic heart, CardeaScreen helps physicians who are conducting Pre-Participation Exams (PPE) identify athletes with abnormal heart conditions who may be at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. 

How does it work?

CardeaScreen connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to analysis software that runs on a standard Windows-based PC. The software allows physicians to input responses to specific PPE questions developed by the American Heart Association, as well as enter patient demographic information, previous symptoms of cardiac disease, and Echocardiographic data when available. CardeaScreen assists the physician in determining when further evaluation is recommended before the athlete participates in competitive sports.

How is CardeaScreen different that other ECG systems?

CardeaScreen is specifically designed for assessing the hearts of young athletes. It is a hand-held device, so it’s convenient and easier to use than older generation systems. CardeaScreen also provides a simple, straight-forward message which determines whether further testing is recommended before the athlete participates in competitive sports. Plus, it is priced well below most quality systems on the market.

At what age can you screen someone using CardeaScreen?

Physicians can use CardeaScreen for anyone 14 years of age and older.

When will it be available?

CardeaScreen has been approved by the FDA and is available now.

How much does it cost?

CardeaScreen is an accurate and affordable way to make important medical data more accessible — particularly for organizations on a limited budget. Many high schools, colleges and sports teams can’t afford an ECG system for their Pre-Participation Exams because they typically sell for $3,000 to $10,000. The CardeaScreen system is priced at a very attractive point, well below most quality systems on the market.

Who is using CardeaScreen?

CardeaScreen is currently being used for screening in high schools in the greater Seattle region through the Nick of Time Foundation. In addition, CardeaScreen currently is used by a wide range of college and professional sports teams, including Stanford University, University of Washington, San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors, San Jose Sharks, San Jose Earthquakes and Baycity Bandits.

Who created CardeaScreen?

CardeaScreen was developed by Cardea Associates, a company dedicated to saving lives through cardiovascular research and product innovation. Founded by David Hadley, PhD, and Victor Froelicher, MD, Cardea Associates works with research partners, institutions and thought leaders around the world to improve screening for heart health.