The most common reason for choosing medicine as a profession is by far the ability to help patients. We all know the rewarding feeling we get when patients are in a critical state but things do turn out well in the end. With ultrasound, we are often the witness of such events. Take a look at more Christmas Miracles that I collected over the years.
As health care professionals we witness not only tragedies but also miracles. True, the accomplishments of modern medicine are often at the core of such success stories. But for patients, they often are true miracles and their biggest Christmas present. Here is a collection of ultrasound cases that document how we can change the life and wellbeing of our patients.
Some of the things we see in ultrasound can be quite frightening. Since its Halloween, I want to show you some pathologies that are quite spectacular. When showing these images (which were often incidental findings) let's not forget how important ultrasound was in detecting these specific pathologies. Ultimately, it helped to treat the underlying problem and often save lives.
The annual EuroEcho conference is just around the corner (4-7 December 2019). It is always a fantastic meeting, and I am looking forward, especially since it takes place in my hometown Vienna. One of the sessions I am looking forward to is the traditional Echo Jeopardy quiz contest.
Recently, I imaged a patient with left ventricular hypertrophy and mildly reduced LVF. I came across a mitral inflow PW Doppler image with a small E wave and a rather large A wave. The E/A ratio was 0.6.Recently, I imaged a patient with left ventricular hypertrophy and mildly reduced LVF. I came across a mitral inflow PW Doppler image with a small E wave and a rather large A wave. The E/A ratio was 0.6.
How will the future of medicine look? Will we use biosensors, smartwatches, robots, and decision support systems such as “Watson”? And will the stethoscope still play a role in such a “high tech” environment?
Recently I lectured on diastolic dysfunction in India and I asked the auditorium if they were aware of the newest “2016” guidelines on diastolic function and if they were applying them in there patients.