A group of high school girls listened closely Thursday as Austin Brookover gave them a brief overview of the heart and its workings.
Brookover, a second-year medical student at Oklahoma State University, sketched a diagram of a heart on a blackboard. As the girls watched, he pointed to each chamber of the heart and explained how it works.
Following the explanation, the girls pressed stethoscopes against a mannequin’s chest and listened to a simulated heart beat. Meanwhile, Brookover told the girls they needed to learn to distinguish a normal heartbeat from an abnormal one.
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