CHF mislabeled as COPD

Robert Bell rmsbell at ESEDONA.NET
Tue Jan 21 16:18:54 UTC 2014


How accurate is a stethoscope on average in the hands of different people?

The stethoscope has been around forever and we still do not know the answer. Could this be the first study to be done in the NEW diagnostic era? 

If a stethscope was a lab test would it have survived so long? If something is very inaccurate is it worth hanging on to? Do we need to prove it is inaccurate?

Rob Bell

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On Jan 20, 2014, at 8:22 PM, Abdul Saadi <essadii at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Anyone aware of good literature on the mislabeling of CHF as COPD? Is there any estimates. Is this a problem that anyone sees with any frequency or is it just me? Is it slipping stethoscope skills or failure to take into account the whole patient presenation?
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> Abdul Saadi,MD
> Temple University
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