Portable hi-tech alternative 'could' replace stethoscope

By: Dr James Palermo
02 July, 2014

Forty years ago, advancing from my second year into my third year of medical school, I, like the other 99 students in my class, was awarded a Littmann stethoscope, the most recognisable and cherished symbol of the medical profession.

However, according to an editorial in the World Heart Federation's journal Global Heart this week, the stethoscope is in danger of becoming obsolete and being consigned to medical history by new point-of-care ultrasound technology.

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Source: Space Coast Daily