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Heart tones in the field

My department has been focusing a great deal on the assesment of heart tones in the field.  We spend a great deal of time listening of recordings of "normal" tones, S1/S2, Split tones, gallops and murmurs.  But what does one do with this information?  I understand that these abnormal tomes are suggestive of disease.  But again, with 12 leads and limited medications, what is the medic to do?
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Sorry medic0084, can't really help much with your question.  I do know that some sounds correlate to stenosis and/or regurgitation of valves.  There are also arrythmias that can appear on the recordings (SVT, Afbi, flutter, PVCs, NSVT, Sustained VT, etc) Have you ever asked the ER docs or nurses what kinds of things they're looking for on the strips?  
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