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 […]

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.

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.’  

Dantri donates VND20m to help heart disease patient

After their story was published, Thanh’s family received VND460m (USD19,700) from readers. However, it was not enough since the heart transplant costs up to VND1bn. As this was an urgent situation, Dantri editor-in-chief Pham Tuan Anh signed the decision to donate VND20m to help Thanh reach the goal faster. “I don’t know what to say. […]

Children get free heart disease examinations

A doctor checks a child at a medical centre in Quảng Nam Province. More than 3,000 children in the province received heart disease examinations in a heath check programme in three districts of Bắc Trà My, Núi Thành and Quế Sơn. — Photo courtesy Hoàn Mỹ-Đà Nẵng Hospital 

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 […]

Bosnia war veteran, 61, with PTSD says picking up fishing rod saved his life

The show reiterates the effects on wellbeing the sport can have, and experts agree. Dr Antonis Kousoulis, Director of the Mental Health Foundation, explains: “Growing evidence suggests that spending time in ‘green’ and ‘blue’ spaces has a very positive effect on our mental health, providing protective and restorative benefits.”

Cross River: Police partner Blue Circle Lion’s Club to eradicate diabetes

On his part, Com Bernard Enyia President of Blue Circle Lions Club who doubles as Chairman Diabetes Association of Nigeria Cross River State Chapter said that as a social club that deals with diabetes awareness, they want the officers and men of the Nigeria police to know their status and be healthy so that they […]