Getting involved in research  – congenital heart disease

Getting involved in research – congenital heart disease

Every year over 5,000 babies in the UK are born with congenital heart disease we define congenital heart disease as a disease of the heart that is identified before birth or present at birth imaging research has been key to advances in care and has led to more children with heart conditions surviving into adulthood […]

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Living with early stage kidney disease

Living with early stage kidney disease

Hello, my name is Sue Lyon. I’ve been a kidney patient for over 40 years after being diagnosed at Guy’s and St Thomas’ when I was 25. – Hi Lorna – Good afternoon Sue I was treated with home haemodialysis, and then I was fortunate enough to have a deceased donor kidney transplant 32 years […]

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Reducing the risk of wound infection

Reducing the risk of wound infection

Reducing the risk of wound infection. This section explains what you can do to help reduce the risk of infection and prepare for surgery. In the month before surgery let your GP know if you think you have any infection that may need treating and clearing up before coming into hospital. This includes urinary tract […]

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What causes wound infection?

What causes wound infection?

What causes wound infection. The cause of surgical wound infections are generally bacteria rather than other bugs such as viruses The skin is the first barrier of defence against infection if during or after surgery harmful bacteria get into the wound or if normal bacteria get mixed up with unhealthy or damaged tissue the wound […]

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MedTap: Lifestyle after a heart attack – exercise/sex

MedTap: Lifestyle after a heart attack – exercise/sex

[music] The time it takes to recover from a heart attack is different for everyone it is important to take things slowly immediately after and know your limits most hospitals will offer a cardiac rehabilitation programme which is designed to help you manage your condition and regain your confidence and quality of life. On returning […]

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Heart failure introduction

Heart failure introduction

welcome to the South doctors this collection of 40 films will help you understand what heart failure is they'll explain your symptoms and they'll help you get the most out of life essentially you can Earthbend pass 10 15 minutes to the doctor perhaps every three months most of the time you're going to be […]

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Cutting edge technology set to benefit pacemaker patients

Cutting edge technology set to benefit pacemaker patients

my name's Jonathan beha and I'm a specialist registrar in cardiology and Clarence and Thomas's Hospital I'm working on a really innovative and interesting project about image-guided pacemaker delivery for patients with heart failure this is a specialist platform a prototype piece of software that's been developed really amongst three groups so amongst the department […]

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