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Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:00 Thomas Binder

Did you really think Martha had no other options? That she had truly reached the end of the road? Well sometimes there is a distant light - it may be faint, but it does give hope.

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Tue, 10/11/2016 - 08:51 Thomas Binder

You are probably familiar with the following situation: you have a patient who is in desperate need of some kind of treatment, but none of the options are very appealing.

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Tue, 09/20/2016 - 12:12 Thomas Binder

Heinrich is an opera singer - a tenor to be exact. He didn’t really have any complaints but he went to a cardiologist after a heart murmur and a right bundle branch block were detected.

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Wed, 08/31/2016 - 10:18 Thomas Binder

Surgeons love to implant all kinds of “material” into the body: prosthetic valves, tube grafts, or pacemakers. They even implant artificial pumps. The materials developed by the medical industry are innovative and imaginative. Surgeons excel when it comes to stitching, screwing, gluing or clipping such materials into our body.

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Tue, 08/23/2016 - 13:52 Thomas Binder

Did you ever see Sergio Leone's Western called "The Good the Bad and the Ugly"? It is a true masterpiece. Apart from featuring one of the best soundtracks ever produced (Ennio Morricone), Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood (my hero) and Lee Van Cleef are distinctly different personalities, also changing constantly during the film. One is always in doubt as to who is good, bad, or ugly.

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Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:15 Anna Maria Pistritto

When young people enter your echo lab you never know whether you should be happy ("This exam will be really fast and easy, no pathologies for sure, I can relax, maybe order a nice cup of coffee!") or anxious ("Hm, if this guy is here, he has something for sure, maybe well hidden, and I am the guy who's supposed to establish the correct diagnosis.") Am I right?

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Mon, 05/30/2016 - 10:09 Thomas Binder

Isn’t it interesting to see the different ways in which patients deal with their illness? I am sure you have encountered the grouchy patient, the depressive one, or the “worrisome” type.

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Sat, 05/30/2015 - 11:27 Anna Maria Pistritto

Pavol, 27 years old: a lot of plans for the future and quite bent on discovering the world.
Pavol, about 40 years later: a chair, loads of pills, plenty of excess weight to lose, and unbearable symptoms to overcome.

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Wed, 04/29/2015 - 09:52 Amit Vadehra

The moment was magical. Their eyes locked across the smoky dance bar. Her blue dress and brown hair caught his attention immediately. The year was 1951. The war was over and things had started to look better...

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Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:43 Matthias Schneider

Have you ever wondered whether identical twins look the same on the outside as well as the inside? How similar do their hearts look?

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