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Cardiac Examination: Stethoscope or Pocket Echo—Why Not Both?

Portable echocardiographic devices were first introduced in 1978.1 As technology has evolved, they have become smaller and more comprehensive. At present, pocket echos (pocket-sized, hand-held cardiac ultrasounds), which cost less than $1000 can, in 5 to 10 minutes, produce data very similar to that obtained by a standard echo examination of the heart. At present (United […]

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Crowd-Sourcing Syncope Diagnosis: Mobile Smartphone ECG Apps

A 76-year-old gentleman with a history of hypertension, on low-dose lisinopril, had a witnessed syncopal episode. He fainted from a standing position with no prodrome. He was unresponsive for 15 seconds without epileptiform activity or loss of sphincter control. He quickly regained consciousness with mild disorientation, without additional symptoms or focal deficits. A cardiologist at […]

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Fitness & Health Apps: Do They Work? (video)

Electronic gadgets make popular gifts. No doubt during this holiday season some of your patients will receive wearable fitness devices as gifts and others will start a New Year’s Resolution fitness regimen with a smartphone app. A recent article in Forbes claims that most doctors “don’t know what to do with” data that their patients […]

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AJM Mobile Apps

Free American Journal of Medicine apps for mobile devices American Journal of Medicine subscribers can now access the Journal more easily from their iPads, iPhones, or Androids. Want to read The American Journal of Medicine on your iPad? Check out the Journal’s free iPad app here. For access to multiple Elsevier journals, including AJM, from […]

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