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  • Can Catheter Ablation Cure A-Fib?

    A-Fib can cause strokes and heart failure. Treatment is only a temporary alleviance and open-heart surgery a major risk. Dr Richard Schilling, of St Barts Hospital, raises the possibility that...

  • Coming Clean

    Nosocomial infections and general hygiene in hospitals are issues that are capturing attention around the world. Some protagonists, intent on improving things, speak to James Leavey about what is being...

  • Fighting Infection

    Infection control is an ongoing battle against the dangers of complacency and ignorance. Ron Stoker, executive director of ISIPS, details how the need to facilitate regular handwashing amongst all healthcare...

  • MI and Robots at the Heart of Things

    The rise of minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery for cardiac problems is continual and permanent. Dr Naresh Trehan runs through some specific usages and the benefits it brings.

  • Minimal Invasion

    The world of surgery has changed dramatically from the days of large open surgeries. Kavitha Ravikumar and Aarati Ajay from Frost & Sullivan describe the advantages of minimally invasive surgery...

  • Rehabilitating Physiotherapy

    Physiotherapy's place in the rehabilitation of disability through injury or illness makes it essential. Dagmar Pavlu, associate professor of Physiotherapy at Charles University, Prague, explains how the WCPT-ER are working...

  • The Causes and Costs of COPD

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is one of the most serious causes of morbidity / mortality in the developed world. Giovanni Viegi, president of the European Respiratory Society, analyses the epidemiology...

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