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Veterinary cardiology: Why is it useful to record your auscultations?

Veterinary cardiology: Why is it useful to record your auscultations?

As medical technology keeps moving forward it provides health professional with interesting tools for a better service on their surgery. Recording auscultations it’s available for every budget and is a safe investment for your veterinary service. This post will guide you into the advantages of recording the auscultations of your patients:
1_especialista1. Including the recordings of your auscultations as part of your patient medical history will enable you to evaluate the patient’s progress and even to compare their auscultation with other patient’s results.
2. Recording sound enables you to visualize auscultations as PCG. PCGs will help us to classify abnormal rhythms and distinguish between different types of murmurs on our patient (systolic, diastolic or continuous). This will help us to relate the auscultations with different heart diseases or heamodynamic situations.
3. Sharing your recorded auscultations with other colleagues can be useful to clarify doubts related to the diagnosis.
4. Also sound software facilities, like slowing down auscultations, make the identification of the different cardiac sounds easier, especially for some animals as cats.
These are the just some benefits of recording the auscultations of your patients that will make your everyday practice easier. There are many other advantages, not just for you, but also for your patient’s owners. It’s definitely time to start recording your auscultations.