Time to Retire the Stethoscope?
Scripps researchers embrace pocket ultrasound as alternative
The medical journal The Lancet recently published a Perspectives column by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) Director Eric Topol, MD, and Paddy Barrett, MD, that highlighted to benefits of using new pocket ultrasound devices in place of a stethoscope during routine examinations of a patient’s heart.
The cardiologists noted that 2016 is the 200th anniversary of the creation of the stethoscope.
Read The Lancet column: The Art of Medicine: To Truly Look Inside
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