June 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20:59-60
I should have thought about writing something like this years ago. Increasingly, I encounter a regular struggle to find a suitable topic upon which to muse that is readable, interesting, vaguely cardiological and – importantly – about which I have not written previously (as for the last on that list, I am relying somewhat upon my memory being better than yours). This topic was staring me in the face… During my more than 20 years in consultant practice I have been privileged to work with a handful of medical secretaries. Previously, as a junior doctor, I recall my various bosses sitting in clinic and dictating letters directly to their s
November 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:269-71
BJCardio editorial staff
Complementary software has been developed which allows the visualisation, manipulation and slowing down of auscultated sounds to allow focus on particular areas of interest. Being able to store recordings electronically enables comparison with future auscultations and also allows them to be sent easily for second opinion. The new stethoscope, which has been developed by 3M, comes with its patented ambient noise reduction technology, which cancels out an average 85% of distracting backgkround noise. The StethAssist software has been developed by Zargis Medical Corp.