At the end of the day, each patient had a report and a plan for action (if needed). And after waiting patiently for each individual to be examined, the patients were returned to their communities and loved ones waiting for good news. You can learn more about imaging patients with Chagas disease here (also available in Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese).
Verónica Bravo-Rendón, MD – Instituto de Corazón de Querétaro, City of Querétaro, State of Querétaro Martin Ibarrola, MD, FASE – Centro Cardiovascular BV, Buenos Aires, Argentina Eric Kruse, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE – University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE – University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Tracy Lawrence, MD, FASE – USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Rachel Marcus, MD, FASE – MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC Carolina Melendez, RDCS, RCS–Medical City Dallas, McKinney, Texas Adriana Ortega-Gutierrez, MD – Unidad Médica de Alta Especialidad, IMSS Mérida, Yucatán Emma Rosas-Munive, MD – Hospital General de México, Ciudad de México, México Madeline Schiminger, BS, RDCS (AE, PE) – Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland Allison Sterk, BS, RDCS (AE PE FE), FASE – Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan Benigno Valderrábano-Salas, MD – Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad Bicentenario de la Independencia ISSSTE, Tultitlán, México
ASE Foundation Representative Rhonda Price – Durham, NC
“This was my DREAM TEAM.” —Dra. Hilda Peralta, Team Leader
Hospital General Agustin O´Horan, Mérida, Yucatán
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Federico M. Asch, MD, FASE – MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, United States
Philips Mexico Commercial S.A. de C.V.
Asociación Nacional Cardiólogos de México (ANCAM)
Pedro Gutierrez Fajardo, MD, PhD, FASE – Hospitales Mac Bernardette, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Hilda Peralta-Rosado, MD – Hospital General Agustin O’Horan, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
El Centro Nacional de Programas Preventivos y Control de Enfermedades (CENAPRECE)
Servicios de Salud de Yucatán (SSY)
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The patients were guided from the theatre to the workspace in small groups of five. While waiting for their examinations, they were shown an informative video on Chagas disease. After collecting their personal information, patients received an ECG before moving to the echo rooms. 2D, 3D, and strain echocardiography were available and used as the team members deemed appropriate. Having three members on each team provided professional and geographical diversity, allowing the team members to learn from each other and also take breaks as needed without interrupting the flow of patients.