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Medtech startup wants to make it easier to detect a harmless heart murmur

Consider this scenario: During a routine physical, a pediatrician hears a heart murmur. Naturally, the child is referred to a cardiologist and an appointment is scheduled for a few days (or weeks) later. The parents are terrified, but put on their brave faces. When the appointment finally arrives, the cardiologist listens and soon diagnoses a Still’s murmur – completely harmless. The parents finally exhale, and a potentially life-changing problem simply evaporates.

Cardiologist Dr. Robin Doroshow and her colleague Raj Shekhar, principal investigator at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, founded AusculTech Dx and began working on a device that could be used by pediatricians to quickly diagnose Still’s murmurs.

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