Saturday, November 17, 2007

To the Heart Murmur Island!

The following picture represents Nathan Ho (the guy in a red shirt, also known as Rolin Oceanlane), Heidi Richmon (girl in purple shirt, Heidi Weston), Tara Randisi (girl wearing the beanie with the white outfit, TBR8827 Nakamori), and Cathy Hill (black pony tailed girl, Fancythat Wingtips).

The SL Heart Murmur is a site where one can physically hear various heart disorders along with their etiology such as: Aortic Stenosis, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, and Ventricular Septal Defect (among many others) and compares to regular heart sounds.

While it is fairly easy to get to and use, in reality the practicality is not there. Considering the fact that the main benefits of listening to heart sound is listening and not actually looking at the heart, is might have been easier just to go to a site which deals just with heart sounds. The interface would be slightly smoother with less chance of crashing, and would also promote quicker loading. However it was nice seeing pictures of where the heart was abnormal and getting an explanation of what the problem was and why the heart would sound the way it did. That was a nice advantage. Also, the possibility of socialization with other nurses is also a benefit to discuss topics is nice.

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