Stent changes could redefine heart surgery
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 9:41a.m.
By 3 News online staff
In New Zealand heart disease is the leading cause of death, killing about 16 people every day but medical science is finding new ways to battle the problem.
Cardiologist Doctor John Ormiston says the use of stents before being replaced by a permanent implant is successful but risky, but changes to the stent system could change the way cardiovascular surgery works.
Dr Ormiston says those requiring heart surgery are getting younger – with a lot of 40 and 50 year olds requiring cardiovascular surgery.
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
17/10/2012 7:34:39 p.m.
The technology is amazing. The father of a friend of mine's died shortly after we left high school in the 80's. Could this have saved his life? I may need this myself someday. If it saves, me then I'm all for it. I'll try to stay healthy in the first place, but if that doesn't work I may need this.
Police had to physically push anti-poverty protestors back a...
A crew member of a cruise ship who was seriously injured abo...
Tonight comes the Budget announcement you didn't hear yester...
It's New Zealand Sign Language Week and it is hoped awarenes...
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.