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 Comms 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 Comms 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

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

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