UO di Pediatria e Neonatologia, Ospedale “M. Bufalini”. AUSL di Cesena
Echocardiography (mono, bidimensional, Doppler and Color Doppler) is always able to make a definite diagnosis of heart disease. Nevertheless, due to the high costs and the organizational problems of an ultrasound examination extended to all children with innocent cardiac murmurs, the “expert scientific literature” asserts that clinical examination has a high specificity and sensibility and thus rarely underestimates the problem.