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In this age of echocardiography, color flow Doppler evaluation, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac catheterization, cardiac auscultation is threatened with extinction. Indeed, many cardiologists no longer carry a stethoscope. The advance of technology has, however, also permitted the production of excellent audio accompaniments to textbooks. When cardiac auscultation is the topic, such an accompaniment is most important. Many excellent texts on this subject have been published, including those of Aubrey Leatham and Morton Tavel, but they lacked the audio component so vital to mastering this subject. Novey, Pencak, and Stang's pamphlet and accompanying audiotape fill this void commendably. The pamphlet is
The Guide to Heart Sounds: Normal and Abnormal. Ann Intern Med. 1989;111:266–267. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-3-266_7
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(3):266-267.
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