Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Misreading of echocardiograms not uncommon

Medpage Today reports on an abstract presentation from the American Society of Echocardiography:

A review by sonographers of cardiologist-interpreted echocardiography findings at a Milwaukee medical center during a period of just over a year indicated major discrepancies in 29% of cases, leading to unnecessary further diagnostic testing or treatments for the wrong indication, according to a study presented here at the American Society of Echocardiography meeting.

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