The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is urging GPs to turn their stethoscopes to valvular heart disease and, when identified, direct patients to cardiologists. It comes after the organisation found 254,000 Australians could be living with undiagnosed heart valve disease. Heart valve conditions have characteristic murmurs that can be heard with a stethoscope, but upskilling ...
Call for doctors to turn their stethoscopes to valvular heart disease
By Natasha Doyle
17 Aug 2021