For two centuries, the stethoscope has been the iconic device representing medical technology, but with new developments, appears to be fading to obsoletion.

The introduction of digital stethoscopes enable doctors to not only listen to heart sounds and record them, but newer technology using handheld devices provides high-resolution ultrasound that allows them see and pin-point problematic areas within the heart.

The stethoscope is being superseded by accurate sound wave technology with the convenience of smartphone connectivity.

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