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Guadalajara BJF
Auscultation of the heart: an art on the road to extinction
Gac Med Mex 2015; 151 (2)

Language: Español
References: 30
Page: 260-265
PDF: 171.91 Kb.

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Auscultation of the heart is a clinical art that allows the doctor to make accurate diagnoses with the skills after formal training. The technology efficiently complements the clinical diagnosis, so that the latter is insufficient without a clinical approach; on the other hand, when the clinical practice is replaced by technology, diagnosis and treatment is equally ineffective. The cult of technology has led to the gradual loss of the ability of cardiac auscultation, and the doctor has lost a powerful tool with diagnostic potential.

Key words: Cardiac auscultation, Physical examination, Medical technology.


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