A Cardiomyopathy Inspired Digital Painting

This is part of the Medical Humanities Series on Op-Med, which showcases creative work by our members. Do you have a poem, short story, creative nonfiction or visual art piece related to medicine that you’d like to share with the community? Send it to us here.

What inspired this piece?

The naming of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.

Why did you choose visual art as a form?

Seldom can you convey multiple concepts seamlessly in a singular piece. Visually you can appreciate the similarities between vastly different phenomena, while also simultaneously appreciating a unifying biological theme. 

How long have you been creating visual and digital art?

I began experimenting with digital paintings for the past year and a half. The medical theme was born out of a desire to convey a beauty behind the vast complexity of the human body through sketches and paintings.

Mohammed Ahmed is a fourth-year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, MI. He will be starting residency in internal medicine in the summer.

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