Cardio 24th September 2019

‘Back on my feet ‘

Anneliese Kopp was always determined to live a full life. Just a few weeks short of her 85th birthday, after 40 years living in Hersel, Germany, she makes it clear that she is a woman of few regrets. ‘I’ve had ...

by Editorial Team

Cardio 4th July 2019

TAVI transformed my life

At age 84, Gerry Phelan thought his breathlessness and fatigue were part of the ageing process, but the symptoms were due to a serious heart condition. Gerry had always been an active man, even after undergoing triple bypass surgery in 2005. However, ...

by Editorial Team

Cardio 29th September 2018

Positive ageing with a strong heart

When Brenda Walker learned that she had a high-risk heart condition at 77, she wasn’t about to let it get in the way of completing her PhD. A minimally invasive medical procedure made it possible to continue her studies uninterrupted ...

by Editorial Team

Cardio 6th June 2018

New heart valve gives 82 year-old new life

In February 2016, during a routine examination, Angela Jaschke (82) was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis. Calcification of her aortic valve was so severe that only a 3mm wide opening was left. She was given a new heart valve using the minimally ...

by Editorial Team

Cardio 22nd May 2018

From hospital bed to top of the world

When Peter Robinson was diagnosed with a faulty heart valve, he was told he had little chance of survival. Normally a very active 60-year-old, Peter knew something was wrong when he could barely walk a few steps without stopping to ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 28th September 2017

Powering your heart

Many think that heart problems are exclusively an affliction of older people, but cardiovascular disease can affect younger adults and children, too. Fortunately, medical technology can help heart patients live full lives.   Although it’s true that aging as well ...

by Karen Finn