"I have been blessed (...) to make a number of observations for the first time"
"I became involved with echocardiography at its beginning: I have been blessed with the opportunity to make a number of observations for the first time. The research I performed that is likely the highlight of my years was the initial demonstration of the ability to image myocardial perfusion with contrast echocardiography. During preclinical experiments with contrast we injected CO2 into the coronary artery of dogs and visualised intense myocardial opacification. Subsequently we had the opportunity to advance the field by achieving myocardial opacification by intravenous injection of contrast agents. These findings opened up the field of the potential to assess myocardial perfusion and coronary artery disease by myocardial contrast echocardiography"
Lecture nominee at EuroEcho 1999 – Vienna, Austria / Session: Myocardial contrast echo – current status.
"One of the most important venues for research and education in echocardiography"
"EuroEcho will continue to be one of the most important venues for research and education in echocardiography for the foreseeable future. Medical meetings provide the opportunity for direct interaction, for question and answer, for debate, and for informal discussions that the medical literature cannot provide. In addition, there is the opportunity for social interactions and camaraderie at medical meetings so that friends who see each other infrequently can catch up. EuroEcho will continue to provide a superb venue for such interactions, and so will be a critically important meeting for those with an interest in cardiac imaging, especially echocardiography. It will be a beacon into the future of cardiac ultrasound, and will thereby provide a pathway to the future for those working in the field."
"Friendship, Progress and Effort"
"According to me, the 3 adjectives that would summarise best EuroEcho are "Friendship", "Progress" and "Effort"."
Lecture nominee at EuroEcho 2003 – Barcelona, Spain / Session: 1953 - 2003: Fifty years of Echocardiography - A window on our history.
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