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Service is valuable for evaluating murmurs too

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:326
  1. Peter S C Wong,
  2. Sagar Doshi
  1. Research registrar Senior house officer Department of Cardiology, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton BN2 5BE

    EDITOR,--For the past 10 months we have been offering general practitioners in the Brighton area an open access echocardiography service similar to those in Edinburgh1 and Nottingham.2 Ours differs principally in that we encourage referral for the evaluation of murmurs as well as heart failure.

    In total, 106 patients (43 male, 63 female), have been referred: 49 with heart failure with or without murmurs (mean age …

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