I love the idea of EchoJournal; if you find something unusual on an echocardiogram you can upload the visuals, and then everyone else can “look over your shoulder”, so to speak. They can learn from you, and you can learn from them. If I were an Echo Tech I think I’d be checking this site out every few days!
For example, take a look at these two links. (HERE and HERE) They are both Echocardiograms of someone’s Left Atrium, and they have a serious problem: It’s huge! In fact the doctor who submitted it notes that this Left Atrium is 6.5 centimeters by 9 centimeters. For a male, the average size of a Left Atrium is about 40 millimeters in diameter.
Holy cow! I hope that person got the underlying problem fixed and that Atrium back down to a smaller size. Having an Atrium blow out is not like having a tire blow, you don’t just pull off the road and change it!