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Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:03 Thomas Binder

I don't know how it is in your echo lab or where you work, but we are pretty busy. We are “flooded” with referrals - sometimes more than we can handle.

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Wed, 05/22/2013 - 14:24 Thomas Binder

Don’t we all think that our little workplace in the center of the universe? That our problems, patients, and the way we go about treating them is the only reality?

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Wed, 05/08/2013 - 08:00 Thomas Binder

A few weeks ago I promised to show you a few more spectacular echoes - so-called record breakers in respect of the severity or uniqueness of pathologies. Well, here are some more cases that are difficult to beat. This is the first one:

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Fri, 04/05/2013 - 09:40 Thomas Binder

I always conduct a complete echo exam including all standard views. After all, even small details may provide important clues. However, there are exceptions - especially when the time factor is involved.

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Wed, 03/27/2013 - 14:58 Thomas Binder

Nature provides several opportunities to understand echocardiographic findings. Have you ever wondered what causes a river to freeze in the winter? It is the temperature of the water and the velocity of the flow of water in it.

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Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:44 Thomas Binder

Remember one of the last cases in which I had promised to report on the outcome of the pregnant woman who developed heart failure and mitral regurgitation? Well, here is the sequel...

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Wed, 03/06/2013 - 08:00 Thomas Binder

As doctors we are usually responsible for the life of ONE patient. However, this is not always the case...

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Wed, 02/27/2013 - 13:07 Rene Prancl

A farmer in his early 70ies came to our hospital. His physician was searching for a source of embolism following a couple of minor strokes. The patient had a history of hypertension and the ECG showed atrial fibrillation.

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Wed, 02/20/2013 - 16:27 Thomas Binder

Mr. Kaminski had never been seriously ill. He had always taken good care of his health. Didn’t smoke, went regularly to the gym, and walked his dog. At the age of 75years he was a very fit man.

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Wed, 02/13/2013 - 08:59 Thomas Binder

Adhering to rules gives us a certain sense of confidence. The same is true for echocardiography. We all like guidelines and simple shortcuts and that's fine. But sometimes we have to see the overall picture.

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