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Could handheld echocardiography replace a stethoscope?

Dr. Hardeep Kaur

Consultant clinical and preventive cardiology

Medanta, The Medicity

Handheld echocardiography cannot really replace a stethoscope but it can definitely help in an emergency for ruling in and ruling out cardiac involvement. Therefore, helps in quick clinical decision making and also reduces the chances of doing unnecessary tests.
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