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

Chronic Conditions 5th June 2018

Breaking the incontinence taboo

Torsten Kraft (34) is a carpenter and is passionate about his craft. In his free time he goes hiking with his girlfriend, “likes to drive a lot” and reads “everything from fantasy to who-dun-its to science fiction”. He has been incontinent ...

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

Chronic Conditions 5th January 2018

Breathing in gratitude

Year-end is often a time for reflection and expressing gratitude. For Karen Phillips, the customised tracheostomy tube that allows her son Michael to breathe is at the top of her list of things to be thankful for. Michael was nine ...

by Editorial Team