'Rapid response' operation carried out within 24 hours of suffering a mini-stroke cuts risk of another episode by a thirdSurgery offered to patients within 24 hours of a 'mini-stroke'Carotid endarterectomy operation cuts risk of new stroke by a third By Martyn Halle PUBLISHED: 21:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 Rapid response: How the operation is carried out Patients who have suffered a mini-stroke are now being offered ‘rapid-response’ surgery to prevent the condition worsening and leading to a full stroke.
How a wire in your wrist can help you avoid surgery for blocked arteries By David Hurst PUBLISHED: 00:52 GMT, 18 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 18 December 2012 Every year in England alone, 61,000 people are given a stent — a tiny metal tube — to open up their narrowed heart arteries.
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Caesarean device that could spare thousands of babies from injury when surgeons cut through the mother's womb | UPDATED: 00:23 GMT, 28 August 2012 Scarred: Jack McManus, here with his mum Joanna and dad Kelvin, suffered a long scar on this head as a result of a caesarean delivery A new device could prevent more than 3,500 babies a year from suffering wounds when they are born by caesarean section.
The rise of Robodoc: They can operate on everything from your heart to creaky knees – but would you put your life into the hands of a robot surgeon | UPDATED: 00:31 GMT, 7 August 2012 Doctors are increasingly using robots to treat disease and injury Having an operation Don’t be surprised if the surgeon performs it from the room next door.
The high-tech heart valve that lets you breathe easily again | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 18 June 2012 Surgery to replace a faulty heart valve can sometimes fail.
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Patchwork knee operation that cuts recovery time in half | UPDATED: 20:59 GMT, 28 April 2012 A new knee-repair operation that cuts recovery time in half is offering NHS patients with arthritis an alternative to a total joint replacement.