Akwa Ibom hospital makes breakthrough on brain, open heart surgery

Besides, Ekanem announced the preparedness of the hospital to set up cardiac catheterization laboratory in a month’s time, saying that such would allow people with blocked arteries in the heart, which usually causes “heart attack” to have easy access to medical care.”

Cyrus Jones trying to make a comeback after having open heart surgery

Jones had a stomach illness after joining the team last year that he thought was related to being at high altitude. A trip to the doctor revealed that Jones was actually dealing with a congenital heart defect that required open-heart surgery to correct. Jones finished out the year on the non-football illness list, but he’s […]

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.”

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.’  

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.

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 […]

My encounter with the heart of Slovaks

Hospitality in Žilina Faculty HospitalI developed an abscess in my backside and waited too long to get it checked and treated. After over two weeks of trying to manage, I could no longer stand it; I was battling a recurring fever and was fainting from the pain. My wife called an ambulance, and from that […]

Dick Cheney altered implanted heart device to prevent terrorist hack attacks

The revelation, made in an interview to be aired Sunday on CBS’s 60 Minutes program, echoes concerns that researchers have raised for years about the vulnerability of implanted medical devices, which are equipped with computerized functions and wireless capabilities that allow the devices to be administered without requiring additional surgery. In June, the US Industrial Control […]

I’m a Kansas Lawmaker and Doctor. Wearing a Mask Isn’t About Politics. It’s About Protecting Lives | Opinion

To be clear, I don’t wear a mask to protect myself. It’s true that there’s a chance I could come in contact with someone with the virus and contract it despite my own protection. That’s a risk we are all taking every time we go out in public—even on necessary errands like to the grocery […]

‘Like having a tooth out’: High-speed radiotherapy cured a mother-of-two’s breast cancer in 30 minutes – so why are doctors still unsure of it?

Experts agree that women should not worry they’re not getting the best possible treatment on the NHS. Dr Dickson adds: ‘Women who are concerned should speak to their doctor, oncologist or surgeon. They will know about all the options and be able to discuss them on a case-by-case basis.’