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The Ascultation Assistant


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.


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.

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23rd June 2000


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


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Waterworth, C. The Ascultation Assistant . Crit Care 4, webreport1863 (2000).

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