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Emergency Medicine International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 627230, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/627230
Research Article

Feasibility of Remote Real-Time Guidance of a Cardiac Examination Performed by Novices Using a Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Device

Department of Graduate Medical Education, Scripps Mercy Hospital, 4077 Fifth Avenue, MER-35, San Diego, CA 92103, USA

Received 17 May 2013; Accepted 22 July 2013

Academic Editor: Raoul Breitkreutz

Copyright © 2013 Tuan V. Mai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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