Thursday, 13 September 2007

The Great Cardiologist Dr Shah

Dr Shah has recently returned to Japan for the 13th consecutive year and is once again teaching our junior doctor about the importance of ECGs and echocardiography. Dr Shah's ECG lectures commenced with a refresher presentation about limb and chest leads, heart axis and vectors to name but a few items, which then progressed on to a more detailed ECG session in the afternoon, which was enlightening.

By the end of the session, the junior residents were buzzing with new knowledge on how to interpret the finer points and the intricacies of ECGs. This was a very worthwhile teaching session. The following day, Dr Shah taught the junior and senior residents about the basics of echocardiography. He then demonstrated echo such as 2D, M-mode, Doppler and Tissue echocardiography.

All in all, it was a great two-day teaching session and despite this, Dr Shah was only able to cover a fraction of his course, and he has much to be able to offer the residents in this hospital and throughout Japan today and in the future. It is hoped that Dr Shah will continue coming back to Japan for many years yet!! :)

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