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: FG urges resident doctors to suspend strike “That tumor sits in the base of the brain, we didn’t have to open up the brain, so the experts that did the surgery went through the nostrils into the brain, got the whole tumor out. If an individual wants to do that kind of surgery abroad […]

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

“When you go through something like that, it forces you to dig deep and kind of figure out who you truly are, what you’ve really got in you and how much you’re willing to sacrifice to get back out there and chase your dream again,” Jones said, via Glenn Graham of the Baltimore Sun. “I […]

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

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 […]

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

He recalls fishing last summer with a young veteran of the Afghanistan conflict. “I saw this lad and thought, the mess he looks in – probably how I looked two years earlier,” he describes. “He had never fished before. In that first hour he caught seven roach and five rudd. I looked at him and […]

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

“With this awareness, so many people will become informed and also know their status, I have lived with it for 13 years and I am very healthy too, we donated the test trips for people to know their status so that they can start treatment on time before it degenerates into a dangerous degree.