In this article the authors summarize the information on sensor-based electronic stethoscopes and digital phonocardiography as a new diagnostic method in canine cardiology, by reviewing the relevant literature and presenting their own experiences. They compared conventional and sensor-based electronic stethoscopes, and examined the difference in sensitivity firstly with two examiners in a heterogeneous and small headcount, secondly with four examiners in a homogeneous, bigger population. They examined the correspondence between canine heart murmur classification and experience of the examiners. From the first examination it came out that using electronic stethoscope means obvious advantage for less intensive heart murmurs and less practiced examiner, from the second examination that heart murmur on the right side of the thorax can be detected more easily with the electronic one. Accordingly, the authors recommend using both types of stethoscopes in prognosing heart diseases with less intensive heart murmurs and by less practiced examiners, and suggest using digital phonocardiography during teaching veterinary students.
|Translated title of the contribution||Application of sensor-based electronic stethoscopes and digital phonocardiography in canine cardiology|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - May 2014|
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