• Apple watch saves student’s life

    Mr Love had a dangerous abnormality- a hole in his heart that he’d had since birth. His upper lung was also pumping into the wrong atrium of his heart – the right side instead of the left. “So the blood needlessly circulates around the lung and doesn’t get out into the rest of his body,” … Continue reading Apple watch saves student’s life

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  • A ‘no touch’ approach to heart bypass surgery

    Macquarie University Hospital surgeon Professor Michael Vallely and his team have completed a network meta-analysis of the latest evidence for off-pump heart surgery across the world. The research shows that a ‘no touch’ or ‘anaortic’ approach has a significant impact on reducing stroke. Download the Spring 2017 Frontier Magazine

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  • ‘The best surgeon will eventually be a robot.’

    The revolution in robotics and artificial intelligence has made its way into surgery. Patients needing coronary artery bypasses would normally require open heart surgery but now, thanks to robots, they are facing far less traumatic surgery and a much faster recovery. Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 03/07/2017 Reporter: Matt Peacock View the full news article.

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  • 78% Stroke Reduction with Newer No-Touch Beating Heart Bypass Surgery, According to Landmark Study

    Lower stroke, mortality, renal failure, bleeding, atrial fibrillation, and length of intensive care unit stay with newer no-touch technique. Feb 27, 2017, 07:00 ET View the full news article.

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  • Surgeons issue warning over government policy on revolutionary keyhole heart surgery procedure.

    Surgeons may boycott a highly successful heart valve procedure unless the Federal Government makes it compulsory to use the combined skills of a cardiologist and a surgeon. Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 11/04/2017 Reporter: Matt Peacock View the full news article.  

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  • A better bypass

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) might be the standard treatment for coronary disease, but it comes with an increased risk of post-operative stroke compared to other techniques.

    But new research suggests that a few tweaks to the technique might decrease this risk, especially for patients whose risk of stroke is higher to start with.

    Moreover, it might improve a number of common post-operative complications as well.

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