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Chest examination. Nurse uses a stethoscope to listen to a young girl's chest while she lies in bed in the paediatric ward of a hospital. Toys keep the child amused. A stetho- scope is used to listen to sounds made by the heart and lungs. Abnormalities of the heartbeat may be a sign of various heart disorders. Abnormal breathing may be caused by respiratory problems such as asthma or bronchitis.
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