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 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 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.
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 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.