World first as grandmother has life-saving "mini sieve" fitted near her heart to catch deadly clots after surgery


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World first as grandmother has life-saving 'mini sieve' fitted near her heart to catch deadly clots after surgery Doreen Carter had the device fitted in a major vein near her heart It consists of a titanium mesh that acts like a fishing net to catch blood clotsDoctors believe it could prevent thousands dying from clots after surgery By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:44 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:50 GMT, 5 March 2013 A British grandmother has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a life-saving 'miniature sieve' to prevent blood clots.

Doctors save man"s life by using neat alcohol to give him a HEART ATTACK


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Doctors save man's life by using neat alcohol to give him a HEART ATTACK Ronald, 77, suffering from a life-threatening disturbance to heart rhythmNeat alcohol injected into artery to destroy heart muscle causing the problemPatient was well enough to leave hospital three days later | UPDATED: 11:20 GMT, 24 December 2012 Doctors have saved a patient's life by killing off part of his heart with neat alcohol.

Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial


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Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial55,000 people in the UK rely on regular kidney dialysis | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 1 December 2012 On trial: The new implant can aid thousands Thousands of kidney dialysis patients could receive faster, safer treatment thanks to a new implant being trialled at St George’s Hospital in London and Central Manchester University Hospital.

Prostate Artery Embolisation: The tiny plastic beads that could revolutionise prostate surgery


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The tiny plastic beads that could revolutionise prostate surgery – and end post-op impotence | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 11 August 2012 Men facing prostate surgery could avoid post-operative impotence with a simple new treatment that uses microscopic plastic beads.

Botox could be used to treat overactive bladder


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Botox could be used to treat embarrassing problem of overactive bladderNearly half of women treated with Botox became continent again after six weeksBut one in eight needed a catheter to go to the toilet after suffering paralysis in the bladder muscle | UPDATED: 17:08 GMT, 12 March 2012 Around 13 per cent of women and five per cent of men have some degree of urinary incontinence.


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