March 17, 2023

Ep.20 - Past & Present - Cardiology

Ep.20 - Past & Present - Cardiology

Delves into the history of cardiology and modern-day cardiology practice.

In this fortnight’s episode we uncover the history of Cardiology. ‘What was a bruit de soufflet’? Why was the heart left inside the body during mummification? And how did tapping on wine barrels lead to a new examination method?

We also talk to Dr Omar Fersia about his experiences working as a Consultant Cardiologist, including fitting a pacemaker in a colleague.

And, to finish off, our case study looks at how a Scottish physician, Sir James Mackenzie, became known as the ‘Father of British Cardiology’.


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