“It’s Your Way to Open Mind and Heart to the Whole World”
Maria Trukshina, Cardiologist
In the modern world of excess information that we are living in now it becomes difficult and problematic to find all the scientific information you need and to go forward in your everyday work. In any kind of scientific specialty that we choose, especially medicine, biology and some others, you will never have enough time, opportunity, financial support to analyze all the amount of publishing articles, journals, books for information; even if you use smart high-speed internet and all electronic devices. Most journals prefer regular subscription or ask to pay for the access, free is short abstract information, the main and most interesting part of the work remains unavailable for the researcher. Certainly, it is a negative moment for the author also, every author of publication is like a professional writer, all that we done is done for the readers. In the field of science, research outcome in future is based on controversions, thoughts, ideas, failures or success that were achieved by our precursors. The scientific axiom is: “Take that was done before and go forward”. Not in every specialty it is as actual as in the field of medicine, where everybody and everything is goaled for the development of health and benefit of the people.
What can every of us really do? One simple way is to make free and available to everybody across the globe research publications through supporting ” Open Access Program”, helping to establish a new norm in research science.
From the beginning of my career I never felt disappointed after choosing my profession, hope that many of my colleagues in medicine think so; last ten years of my life were devoted to the problems of patients with heart failure. The main research part until now is devoted to the new methods of echocardiography and their role in daily clinical practice in treating patients with systolic heart failure, mostly after cardiac resynchronization therapy, all the practical hand-dependent base of the work is prepared by myself. The results were presented as a posters, theses, oral presentations in local, national, European and World Cardiology Congresses; I am a member of Russian and European Society of Cardiology and Heart Failure Association. In 2006 I was lucky to have a training course in noninvasive cardiology in Yale-New Haven Hospital, Connecticut, USA. Now I work as a researcher in heart failure department and as a cardiologist in outpatient cardiology clinic in one of the biggest cardiology centers in the North-Western part of Russia, Federal Almazov Research Medical Center in St.Petersburg.
Usually I don’t widely use blog sites and social media because of lack of time, mostly prefer to look through medical sites such as Medscape.com, hstalks.com, escardio.org, webofscience.com, NEJM.org and etc, listen to video materials and webinars according to my specialty.
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3597-6794
Favorite quote: ” Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” André Gide, French author