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Cardiac auscultation poorly predicts the presence of valvular heart disease in asymptomatic primary care patients

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Objective Cardiac auscultation is a key clinical skill, particularly for the diagnosis of valvular heart disease (VHD). However, its utility has declined due to the widespread availability of echocardiography and diminishing emphasis on the importance of clinical examination. We aim to determine the contemporary accuracy of auscultation for diagnosing VHD in primary care. Methods Cardiac auscultation was undertaken by one of two experienced general practitio... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
RDM; RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
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ORCID:
0000-0001-5927-0230
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ORCID:
0000-0003-2312-4666
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
RDM; RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Heart Journal website
Volume:
104
Issue:
22
Pages:
1832-1835
Publication date:
2018-05-24
Acceptance date:
2018-05-02
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-201X
ISSN:
1355-6037
Pubs id:
pubs:853889
URN:
uri:1a84cf17-55f3-4bda-92f4-e0ae0e3038be
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uuid:1a84cf17-55f3-4bda-92f4-e0ae0e3038be
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pubs:853889

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