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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.

Cardiolgist 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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