Youngest ever baby to undergo open heart surgery goes home for the first time

Our little Christmas miracle: Parents' joy as youngest ever baby to have open heart surgery goes home for the first time Five-month-old Jessica Muse is believed to be the youngest person ever to undergo open heart surgery when she was just 30 minutes oldLittle girl was born hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, meaning she essentially had half a heart as the left side did not workFinally gone home after nine operations and two rounds of open heart surgery | UPDATED: 14:00 GMT, 13 December 2012 A baby girl who underwent open heart surgery at just 30 minutes old has been allowed home for the first time ever to celebrate Christmas.

Warning heart rhythm patients are at risk of strokes because GPs take "easy" option of prescribing aspirin

Warning heart rhythm patients are at risk of strokes because GPs take 'easy' option of prescribing aspirin | UPDATED: 00:06 GMT, 3 July 2012 Thousands of people with the most common heart rhythm problem are at risk of strokes because GPs are taking the ‘cheap and easy’ option of prescribing them aspirin, experts warn.

Smallest baby in Britain to undergo open heart surgery celebrates first birthday

Smallest baby in Britain to undergo open heart surgery celebrates her first birthdayWeighing just 3lb 5oz, Eleana Hasting, needed life-saving surgeryShe has spent 130 days in intensive care during her first 12 months 'This year has been an emotional rollercoaster', say parents A little girl, who underwent life-saving surgery aged nine days old, is today celebrating her first birthday. Weighing just 3lb 5oz, Eleana Hasting, was the smallest baby in Britain to have open heart surgery.

First once-a-day pill for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients

First once-a-day pill for stroke prevention in irregular heartbeat patients Rivaroxaban will help treat the most common heart rhythm disturbance, artrial fibrillation, affecting around 800,000 (file photo) The first once-a-day blood-thinning drug in patients with an irregular heartbeat has been approved for use in Britain. Rivaroxaban works as well as warfarin, a treatment based on rat poison which has been used since the 1950s, and has fewer side effects.