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Tue, 10/22/2013 - 21:32 José Carlos Moreno Samos

María is a writer of children's books. She specializes in fantasy novels. One day she presented at the hospital with persistent fever. She had had fever several times during the preceding year...

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Wed, 10/16/2013 - 12:41 Thomas Binder

Would you board an airplane if you thought the pilot didn't know how to fly? Would you give your money to a financial consultant who had a bad service record?

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Wed, 10/09/2013 - 05:27 Thomas Binder

It all started 6 months ago when Jürgen, a 33-year-old waiter, was diagnosed with acute pericarditis. He presented with high CRP, fever, chest pain, and tachycardia...

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Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:42 Thomas Binder

All humans make mistakes, including the best trained jet pilot, the professional mountain climber, or the skilled acrobat. The same is true of doctors...

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Thu, 08/22/2013 - 09:12 Thomas Binder

Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is the “Holy Grail of cardiology”. When you enter the keyword “ejection fraction” into the search engine of pubmed you will get close to 40,000 hits...

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Mon, 07/29/2013 - 10:09 Thomas Binder

We are all influenced by the law of probability. Hoofbeats are more likely caused by a horse than a zebra, a loud crash is more likely a car accident than a meteorite plunging into Earth...

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Wed, 07/17/2013 - 06:34 Thomas Binder

We all love criteria, checklists, and guidelines. They help us to remember and deal with complex issues. However, in very complex and variable situations it may be better to rely on “the recognition of patterns” and look at several examples.

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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:11 Thomas Binder

Have you ever experienced a time when you were putting a piece of furniture or a puzzle together, and found that a part was missing? Quite frustrating. Well, this may also occur when God puts our heart together.

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Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:25 Thomas Binder

After having spent more than 20 years in echocardiography, I have seen quite a few spectacular echoes. But I have never seen a case like the one provided from Dr. Mohamed Sedafy.

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Mon, 06/10/2013 - 18:41 Thomas Binder

In echocardiography we are able to observe the heart from the first to the last beat of our lives.

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