CBS News - "Are Stethoscopes Going the Way of the Dodo?"

 – January 24, 2014  –– 

Some experts are saying it’s time for doctors to toss their stethoscopes in the trash. Jagat Narula, MD, Associate Dean for Global Affairs, and Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Bret Nelson, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, wrote in an editorial in the December 2013 issue of Global Heart that they believe doctors in the near future will hang up their stethoscopes in exchange for portable ultrasound devices. "Now that you can use an ultrasound to look into the chest, why do you need stethoscope?” asked Dr. Narula. Learn more