A 46-year-old member asked:
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Is heart disease picked up best by electrocardiography, auscultation, or palpation and why?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
All of the above: In addition to a thorough physical exam, a full and detailed history is as important. Heart disease can be due to electrical abnormalities, structural abnormalities or a combination of these so you will probably not appreciate the entire picture if you concentrate on a single diagnostic approach or modality.
Answered on Jul 23, 2013
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