I was browsing ultrasound articles this morning and came across an interesting piece.
Apparently gorillas in captivity suffer from Heart Disease, as one of the major killers. This is surprising since they don’t engage in any of the destructive behaviors that are thought to be contributors to human heart disease.
With the increasing use and image quality of portable echocardiography machines, Drs are not able to perform ultrasounds on the gorillas while awake. This is amazing, the gorillas are trained to allow the echocardiogram to be performed while the stay calm and relaxed. Wish we could train some of our ultrasound patients to do the same.
Just shows us that the future of Ultrasound and Echocardiography is always expanding into uncharted territory. Check out the full story at the link below.
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Good luck with your future scanning.
By John Sheldon