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

Cardio 3rd August 2017

Tackling high blood pressure once and for all

Ulf Lohmann was frustrated that chronic high blood pressure had taken over his life. Then doctors offered him an innovative new treatment that completely turned things around. For years Ulf was taking pills that didn’t seem to have any ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 6th July 2017

The tiny clip that fixes hearts

Erica’s life literally changed overnight. One day, the 38-year-old mother of four was playing in a tennis championship at her local club and the next day, she was having a heart attack. “I had no health problems. I had ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 28th September 2016

3D printed heart saved little Mia’s life

Replica heart sparked surgical breakthrough – could doctors print living organs next? Her parents hoped she had asthma. Little Mia was often out of breath and picked up respiratory infections often than other children – coughs, colds and even pneumonia. But while ...

by Gary Finnegan

Cardio 16th June 2016

How to mend a (real) broken heart

When a valve in Katja Jensen’s heart stopped working properly, doctors said surgery would be too risky. But doing nothing wasn’t an option, either. Katja found out that her aortic valve had narrowed to one-third of its normal ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 31st March 2016

The price of life

A nine-year-old girl from Bangladesh needs a €5,000 heart operation but her family’s income is just €70 per month. Now a charity is stepping in to provide less-invasive surgery – for free Fima has a hole in her heart. It causes palpitations ...

by Gary Finnegan

Cardio 27th January 2016

Out of breath? It may not be your lungs

Mike Higginbottom blamed his struggles with exercise on being unfit…until his heart stopped beating one day at the gym. “Apparently I pirouetted off the cross trainer, fell on my back and hit my head. I was out like a ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 9th December 2015

Saying thanks in a heartbeat

Daniel Titley found a way to show his gratitude 23 years after receiving a donor heart from 14-year-old Stephen Norris, who’d lost his life in a bike accident. Unfortunately, he couldn’t thank Stephen himself, so he did the next ...

by Karen Finn