Monty Python star Michael Palin, 76, undergoes four-hour heart surgery

The legendary comedian and broadcaster continued: “My chest won’t really be ready for any gold medallions for at least six weeks, and I’m told the ticker, which enlarges to deal with the extra work-load from dysfunctional valves, may take a year to return to normal size.”

Dantri donates VND20m to help heart disease patient

Nguyen Quang Thanh said his daughter has a hand deformity at birth so he had always worked hard in order to give her an artificial hand. However, they incurred huge debts after his wife had a uterus problem. Thanh is also suffering from heart failure and dilated cardiomyopathy so he needs a heart transplant. There […]

New device developed to reduce cost of tracking open heart surgeries

Tracking results of open heart surgeries may soon become easier and cheaper,thanks to a simple, cost effective palm size blood flow meter developed by scientists of the prestigious Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) here. India is currently fully dependent on imported blood flow meters to precisely measure blood flow rates […]

Super-fast surgery could soon be offered to one million Britons with a ‘racing heart’ condition that puts them at high risk of a stroke

The new, highly accurate operation is being used to treat atrial fibrillation, in which heart nerves misfire, leading to a rapid, irregular pulse. The rhythm problem can lead to blood pooling and clotting inside the heart – and if that clot travels to the head, it can cut off the blood supply to the brain, […]

How the shape of your LEGS can predict your heart attack risk

“Just as waist circumference is used to estimate abdominal fat, thigh circumference may be a useful tool, although it’s a bit cumbersome and not as widely studied in the US.”

Akwa Ibom hospital makes breakthrough on brain, open heart surgery

ALSO READ: Deregulation: ‘PPPRA, PEF no longer relevant in downstream oil sector’ He expressed dismay that the plans to ensure a quarterly visit of experts on open heart surgeries was stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic but however gave the assurance that the negotiation will recommence for both children and adult as soon as COVID-19 phases out.

Parents’ relief as sick 7-month-old baby finally comes home after six heart ops

Annabelle turned a corner and had her second open-heart surgery in July at six months old. It diverted blood to the lungs for ­oxygen without passing through the heart, easing strain on the organ. Later that month, Annabelle was briefly referred back at Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, and she was finally allowed to […]

Former Premier League hardman Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock reveals how he ‘died’ on operating table during emergency heart surgery

He added: ‘Harry’s Heroes sent me to a heart surgeon to check everything was alright because I was getting dizzy just running upstairs. I thought, ‘Oh, no, it could be brain trauma after heading too many footballs’. But they found it was from my heart beating too fast, so that was a big wake-up call.’  

My encounter with the heart of Slovaks

Moved beyond wordsThe love and care I received have left me feeling humbled, lost for words and in awe of all you Slovaks. With the little Slovaks have, they have filled the rest with love and made it even better. Having lived in Dubai all my life, I was used to something very different in […]

Children get free heart disease examinations

Doctors from Đà Nẵng-Hoàn Mỹ Hospital said 16 children were diagnosed with congenital heart disease from the programme, and they have been provided with free heart surgeries with funding from VinaCapital Foundation and AOG World Relief.