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The Ascultation Assistant

  • Charlotte Waterworth1
Critical Care20004:webreport1863

DOI: 10.1186/ccf-2000-webreport1863

Published: 20 October 2000

Overview

This site was created with the specific aim of teaching medical students the physical diagnosis of heart conditions. A number of heart sounds are presented, from a normal heartbeat to those sounds which occur in various disease states such as angina. Each sound is accompanied by a description of its pathophysiology. The author of the site is planning to add phonocardiographs in order to help students visualise the sounds that they are hearing.

Content

Although the site was designed with medical students in mind, it is certain to be a useful and interesting resource for anyone who wishes to learn more about heart sounds.

Other comments

23rd June 2000

Evaluation

None. However, in order to use the site, a computer equipped with a sound card and speakers is required.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Current Science Ltd

References

  1. The Ascultation Assistant. [http://www.med.ucla.edu/wilkes/inex.htm]

Copyright

© Current Science Ltd 2000

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