Digital phonocardiography as a screening tool for heart disease in childhood.

@article{Germanakis2008DigitalPA,
  title={Digital phonocardiography as a screening tool for heart disease in childhood.},
  author={Ioannis Germanakis and Sven Dittrich and Rousa Perakaki and Maria C Kalmanti},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2008},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={470-3}
}
AIM To evaluate the performance of experienced cardiologists by use of digital phonocardiography for the correct identification of heart disease and innocent murmurs in children. METHODS Two independent paediatric cardiologists blindly evaluated 83 digital phonocardiograms obtained from consecutive paediatric cardiology outpatients. Each observer had to document the presence and characteristics of murmurs (intensity, quality, location), the presence of additional abnormal auscultatory… CONTINUE READING

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