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Fri, 09/11/2020 - 17:44 Thomas 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 - 20:36 Thomas 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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Tue, 07/28/2020 - 13:12 Thomas 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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Tue, 07/21/2020 - 16:28 Ulrike.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 - 12:36 Thomas 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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Sun, 06/21/2020 - 18:38 Thomas 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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Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:22 Thomas 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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Sun, 06/14/2020 - 15:03 Thomas Binder

As Albert Einstein put it: Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self criticism. So lets jump right into some of the things that I learned by making mistakes. This time we will deal with the topic of aortic stenosis here are the top five:

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Wed, 06/10/2020 - 21:09 Thomas Binder

Thank god, the dark clouds of COVID-19 are slowly vanishing. Six months of being kept hostage by the pandemic are enough.  Let us sail out of the crisis towards new frontiers.

To celebrate we are initiating a teaching series, which will help you shine.

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Tue, 06/02/2020 - 12:03 Thomas Binder

While the COVID-19 wave is moving to new territories it is time to look back to better understand our role in the pandemic. Many of us played an important role, either in keeping the numbers of infected individuals down or by spreading the disease.

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