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Hero Quote Expected
Mon, 09/28/2020 - 12:01Thomas Binder

Did you catch the pathology, which is responsible for bilateral pneumonia and the systolic murmur of the patient with endocarditis in our last post...

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Hero quote
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:28Thomas Binder

The “path of diagnosis” often depends on the medical specialty a patient is first confronted with.

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Graphic outside the box
Sun, 09/13/2020 - 14:16Thomas Binder

Or daily routine often forces us to stay focused and only do to what we are told to do. Not to look left or right. But this also means we are deprived from making important discoveries which might impact our patients. Here is such a case...

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Fri, 09/11/2020 - 17:44Thomas Binder

One and a half decades in “Zwettl”

Just a week ago a 78-year-old lady came into my office, greeting me with a smile. She said she wanted a routine to follow up echo exam.

Before I had the chance to ask for more details, she said:

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Mon, 08/31/2020 - 20:36Thomas Binder

Inspired by the public view that “Health care professionals are the true heroes of the COVID-19 crisis” we want to also put those into the spotlight who for many years, long before the pandemic erupted were standing in the first row day by day and share their stories of success.

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Icon for Blog
Tue, 07/28/2020 - 13:12Thomas Binder

Nobody is born an expert and we all make mistakes. True, in medicine such mistakes can have detrimental effects. But as humans, we also have the ability to learn from the mistakes and failures of others.

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Icon Kidney
Tue, 07/21/2020 - 16:28Ulrike.Handler

It can be pretty embarrassing if you miss a pathology or an important finding. But it is even worse if you have mistaken a pathologic finding for an entire organ. When I was new to abdominal ultrasound this is what almost happened to me.

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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:36Thomas Binder
While left ventricular hypertrophy is a common finding, its assessment can be quite difficult. I certainly had my learning’s here. Lets start with the 5 most important things you should NOT do when you are looking at the thickness of the myocardium...
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00 Diastolic dysf
Sun, 06/21/2020 - 18:38Thomas Binder

Did you ever take the time to read an old cardiology journal - maybe, one from the late 80ies – early 90ies? In a way it is amazing how much we already knew about diastolic dysfunction 30-40 years ago.

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Graphic Heart failure
Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:22Thomas Binder

Are you familiar with the following scenario? You are imaging a patient where the EF that you calculate makes a huge difference. Will the patient be referred to surgery? Is heart failure treatment needed? Should chemotherapy be discontinued?

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