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New therapy knocks out high BP with radio waves


August 27th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A radical new therapy could knock out high blood pressure by zapping the kidneys with radio waves, a new research demonstrates.The procedure may be available early ... Read more...

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Omar shocked by photos of monkey on hospital bed


July 5th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday expressed shock at seeing pictures of a monkey in a government hospital in Jammu and said he had ... Read more...

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New valve implant brings hope to cardiac patients


February 29th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In a cheering development for heart patients, a new technique to implant an artificial valve by a catheter instead of a surgery has been successfully ... Read more...

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Injectable gel to heal damaged hearts


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) A new injectable hydrogel could safely and effectively heal any damage caused by heart attacks and help minimise invasive surgeries. The hydrogel would open a new ... Read more...

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New angiography technique a boon for many


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) At 55, Ratnesh Shah was suffering from frequent chest pain and was advised a coronary angiography -- which involves opening up blocked vessels. Unfortunately, both his ... Read more...

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20-minute treatment for blood pressure on the anvil


August 14th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Soon, patients suffering from high blood pressure will be able to get long-term treatment for the lifestyle-related disorder in a span of 20 minutes, experts ... Read more...

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Migraine headaches in kids linked to common heart defect


March 31st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has suggested a connection between migraine headaches in children and a heart defect called patent foramen ovale.Roughly 15 pc of children suffer from migraines, and ... Read more...

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Dangerous, deep blood clots should be treated aggressively: Docs


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): The American Heart Association is urging doctors to consider therapies in addition to blood thinners to treat certain patients with potentially dangerous blood clots that form in the ... Read more...

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New surgical tool peers into heart non invasively


March 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Cardiologists may soon be able to place sensitive electronics inside patients' hearts non invasively, enabling more efficient diagnosis and treatment of irregular heart beats known as ... Read more...

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Diseased heart valve replaced through small hole in the leg


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Physicians in the US have implanted a new investigational heart valve in a patient through a small puncture hole in the leg.Dale Wilber, 69-year-old retiree from Arkansas, had ... Read more...

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Fixing hearts without open-heart surgery


February 4th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Until now, pulmonary valve replacements have required open-heart surgery.However, the Oregon Health and Science University is one of a few centres in the United States qualified to implant ... Read more...

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Now, high-powered laser that unblocks arteries in minutes


November 28th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): People whose arteries get blocked due to cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes may now get a quicker treatment as a high-powered laser, which unblocks arteries in minutes, has been ... Read more...

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Short blast of radio waves to kidneys ‘can help control high BP’


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study has shown that a short blast of radio waves to the kidneys can help control high blood pressure in patients who do not respond to ... Read more...

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Paraguayan president hospitalised


October 4th, 2010 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Asuncion (Paraguay), Oct 4 (IANS/EFE) Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, who has lymphatic cancer, was urgently transported from capital city Asuncion to a hospital in Brazil, after doctors detected a blood clot in ... Read more...

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Now, ‘vacuum cleaner’ to suck out strokes


June 9th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Stroke-producing blockages from blood vessels in the brain can now be sucked out, thanks to a 'clot vacuum cleaner'.Twenty-seven Calgary patients were rescued from massive strokes using the ... Read more...

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Indo-Canadian doctors reveal new device to save brain stroke victims


June 9th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) Canadian researchers are on the verge of perfecting a vaccum-like device to clear brain clots much faster than current clot-dissolving drugs, according to Indo-Canadian researcher Mayank Goyal. Goyal, who ... Read more...

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New paper clip-sized implant ‘can reduce heart failure hospitalisations’


June 1st, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): A paper clip-sized implant could reduce hospitalisations due to heart failure, bringing about a significant change in cardiac medicine, according to a new study.The research, conducted by the ... Read more...

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Infant saved by using superglue on his brain


May 31st, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): A week old infant has beaten the odds to survive after doctors used Superglue to stick down an artery on his brain.Baby Alfie Dale was born with a ... Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan’s father suffers heart attack


March 17th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan's father Michael suffered a minor heart attack just weeks after doctors told him he would have to undergo a catheterisation. Michael was Tuesday taken ... Read more...

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New robotic catheter guidance system to treat abnormal heart rhythms


February 10th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): People suffering from abnormal heart rhythms are now being treated at hospitals with a new robotic catheter guidance system."The robotic system enhances a doctor's natural ability, and we ... Read more...

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Woman chases bra tuna thief while carrying catheter bag along!


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Queensland, Feb 2 (ANI): An Australian woman is said to have chased a burglar out of her house while carrying her catheter bag at the same time.Anne Senior, 61, revealed she was ... Read more...

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New 3-D software to view artery blockages


January 27th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists from University of Colorado have developed 3-D software that would allow cardiologists to more accurately assess artery blockages.Currently, doctors take multiple two-dimensional X-ray images from different views ... Read more...

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Brit couple finally become parents to twins after spending 25yrs trying!


January 14th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 14 (ANI): After waiting for 25 years and spending almost 100,000 pounds, a couple in Britain have finally become parents to twins.Neil and Monique Ward married in 1985, but they ... Read more...

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Now, heart can be repaired through the wrist


January 8th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): For the first time, cardiologists at the University of Illinois and Jesse Brown VA medical centers have repaired an ailing heart by clearing blocked arteries via the wrist.Called ... Read more...

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Catheter device busts blood clot to save life


December 17th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Bobbie Laird survived a life-threatening stroke sparked off by a nearly half-inch long blood clot in her brain, thanks to a catheter device used by Dr. John Whapham ... Read more...

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‘Super Glue’ may help save babies with Vein of Galen malformation


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): Scotland doctors have pioneered a novel technique to save the lives of children suffering from Vein of Galen malformation, which kills babies within three or four days.Children born ... Read more...

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Trials to test gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease underway


October 7th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists at Michigan hospital have launched a trial to test gene transfer therapy that would help restore better mobility in Parkinson's patients who have lost responsiveness to drug ... Read more...

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Scientists make ‘thermometer’ to assess Earth’s health


October 2nd, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Scientists at Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel have developed what is literally a 'thermometer' for the Earth, which would assess the health of our planet.Known as the ... Read more...

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Image-guided therapy boosts long-term improvement for thrombosis patients


September 21st, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Image-guided interventional radiology procedures could improve long-term treatment in patients with Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), a serious condition that involves the formation of a blood clot inside of ... Read more...

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Swayze confined to wheelchair


August 27th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Actor Patrick Swayze, who is suffering from pancreatic cancer, was confined to a wheelchair as he left hospital following his ongoing treatment. Dailymail.co.uk reports that the 57-year-old looked weak ... Read more...

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Need medical assistance? Dial new health line (Lead)


July 29th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Here comes a medical helpline on the lines of the emergency 911 service in the US. Residents of south Delhi -- particularly the elderly -- will soon ... Read more...

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Need medical assistance? Just dial the 24/7 health line


July 29th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Much like the emergency 911 services in the US, in another 10 days residents of south Delhi will be able to dial a helpline set up by ... Read more...

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New approach to reduce life-threatening heart attack complications


June 25th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): A new study suggests that transfer of patients to specialized hospitals to undergo angioplasty within six hours after receiving clot-busting drugs can significantly lower the risk of suffering ... Read more...

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New non-invasive technique to treat brain tumour


June 17th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Duke University engineers have come up with a novel non-invasive treatment for brain tumour.The scientists have designed and built an ultrasound catheter that can fit into large blood ... Read more...

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Minimally invasive stroke treatment effective than surgery


May 30th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Minimally invasive coil treatment for stroke has been found to have better outcomes than traditional surgical treatments, says researchers.However, the procedure is drastically expensive.Coiling is a technique that ... Read more...

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