The stethoscope is dead?!

A Washington Post piece this week features a prominent cardiologist’s contention that stethoscopes must be–and are being–replaced with echocardiography. “The stethoscope is dead,” he states.  The article presents as counterpoint a pediatric cardiologist who states that cardiac auscultation won’t be replaced with costly imaging.  The article notes that the easier availability of echocardiography and otherContinue reading “The stethoscope is dead?!”