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Tue, 04/12/2022 - 21:56 Thomas Binder

Do you know what you should look for on the echocardiography in patients with the referral “congenital defect”? Often these patients look fine and don’t know which defect they have.

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ultrasound, echo, cardiography, sonography
Mon, 04/04/2022 - 21:34 Nikolaus Frimmel

As sonographers, we try to get an appreciation of a 3D structure in the patient’s body using a 2D screen, which means our hand holding the transducer is constantly moving.

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Mon, 03/07/2022 - 09:43 Thomas Binder

We all hate uncertainties and love numbers, which give us more guidance. This is the main reason the PISA method of quantifying mitral regurgitation appears so attractive. But should we use it in clinical practice?

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ultrasound probe, sonography, transducer
Wed, 02/23/2022 - 16:04 Nikolaus Frimmel

Welcome to Ultrasound 101. In this 12-part series, we will talk about the basic principles of medical ultrasound, the equipment you will use, the settings on your machine, and of course, how to use sonography in your patients. Each part will focus on a specific topic and allow you to experiment with the scanner, adjust the settings on your machine, and get the best out of your ultrasound examination.

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ultrasound, echo, cardiography, sonography
Mon, 02/14/2022 - 20:35 Thomas Binder

I am sure you have encountered the following problem: A patient comes with arrhythmias, to rule out myocarditis or because of dyspnea. Image quality is not the best and left ventricular function just doesn’t seem normal. Your calculations of ejection fraction are all over the place and you simply don’t trust them.

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The curvilinear transducer
Tue, 01/25/2022 - 11:26 Nikolaus Frimmel

In this 12-part series, we will talk about the basic principles of medical ultrasound, the equipment you will use, the settings on your machine, and of course, how to use sonography in your patients. Each part will focus on a specific topic and allow you to experiment with the scanner, adjust the settings on your machine, and get the most out of your ultrasound examination.

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Wed, 07/28/2021 - 10:39 Thomas Binder

It was a very difficult decision. As many of you suggested, we did not want to put Brigitte’s life at risk. Her pulmonary pressure was more than 70 mmHg.

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Mon, 07/12/2021 - 19:23 Thomas Binder

Die Echokardiographie ist eine Herzultraschalluntersuchung, welche wichtige diagnostische Informationen bei Herzerkrankungen liefert.

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Thu, 07/08/2021 - 09:00 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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Mon, 06/28/2021 - 13:05 wenzel

Echocardiography is usually performed in the dark, but sometimes it makes sense to turn the lights on.

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