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Stethoscope (Definition)

This device invented by laennec enables a physician to hear the focused sounds made within the body. The bell, diaphragm, and earpieces have changed much in history bt the principles are the same. It's still an amazing instrument. Now that the head mirror has become hard to find, the stethoscope is perhaps the most iconic ...Read more


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What can a stethoscope find out about ur heart & lungs help...

What can a stethoscope find out about ur heart & lungs help...

Much: The stethoscope can hear the heart's rate, rhythm, and any abnormalities like rubs, clicks, extra beatsetc for the lung, it can hear clear breath sounds, diminished breath sounds, crackles, wheezing, rales, etc. The stethoscope is not perfect but its a great tool way to start an examination. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your heart to make noises that you can hear without a stethoscope?

Is it possible for your heart to make noises that you can hear without a stethoscope?

Yes it is possible: Some people can hear their own heartbeats, but most can't. You can put your ear next to someone's chest and hear the heart beat. High adreneline level such as after a rapid and sustained run can cause your heart to beat fast and hard--pounding--and you maybe able to hear it without anything....So, it is possible...And common. ...Read more

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Can you hear your baby's heart beat with a stethoscope at 20 weeks? I'm thin.

Can you hear your baby's heart beat with a  stethoscope at 20 weeks? I'm thin.

Almost never: A person with training can sometimes hear fetal heart tones with a stethoscope, but not commonly. If you don't hear anything, it certainly doesn't mean anything bad. ...Read more

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Can a dr tell tell using a stethoscope if someone has congestive heart failure?

Can a dr tell tell using a stethoscope if someone has congestive heart failure?

Lungs and heart: Lungs will have characteristics sound call crackles and sometimes if severe wheezing - fluids in the lungs. The heart will have a galloping sound call s3 gallop and possibly a murmur. Jugular vein distention at the neck and ankle pitting edema. ...Read more

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Would you be able to hear a serious heart problem with a stethoscope? And make a diagnosis

Would you be able to hear a serious heart problem with a stethoscope? And make a diagnosis

Stethoscope: Some heart abnormalities are amenable to diagnosis using the stethoscope as a major component of the examination. Some heart abnormalities do not produce any audible signs for a stethoscope to pick up. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged heart be recognized by a physician using his stethoscope?

Can an enlarged heart be recognized by a physician using his stethoscope?

It may: Unfortunately, there are less physicians that believe in physical findings and order more tests, just to be on the safe side. Part of this problem has to be with litigations and sues. It forces physicians to be absolutely sure of the findings. ...Read more