World first artificial
Andhra Pradesh ~ India ~ International ~ City ~ Entertainment ~ Business ~ Sports ~ Technology ~ Health ~ Features
Twitter ~ Facebook
Home / Technology News / 2009 / September 2009 / September 25, 2009
Worlds first artificial heart-stem cells combo op saves a life
RSS / Print / Comments

Heart attack

Watermelon effectively lowers BP

More strokes, fewer heart attacks with carotid stents: Study

Insulin resistance may be linked to stroke risk

More on Heart attack

Technology News

Yoga may have the power to fight fibromyalgia
Yoga exercises may have the power to combat fibromyalgia - a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain, according to new research conducted at Oregon Health and Science University. ANI

Underwater robot to explore ice-covered ocean in Antarctica
An underwater robot is being deployed by researchers at the University of British Columbia to explore ice-covered ocean in Antarctica from October 17 through November 12. ANI

Electrified nano filter 'to kill 98pc of disease-causing bacteria in water'
Scientists are reporting development and successful initial tests of an inexpensive new filtering technology that kills up to 98 percent of disease-causing bacteria in water in seconds without clogging. ANI

Worlds first artificial heart-stem cells combo op saves a life

A British surgeon has for the first time used a combination of an artificial heart and stem cells to save the life of a dying man.


London, Sept 25 : A British surgeon has for the first time used a combination of an artificial heart and stem cells to save the life of a dying man.

Professor Stephen Westaby, based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, led the team that operated on Ioannis Manolopoulos in Thessaloniki, Greece, to fit him with the mechanical pump because his heart was too weak to push blood around his body.

Surgeons then injected his failing heart muscle with six million of his own stem cells in the hope that they would repair the damage, reports The Times.

Manolopoulos, who is recovering after the operation two weeks ago, told Sky News: "If things go well, I must go to church and pray because I feel very lucky to get this device and have the chance of a normal life."

He had been in hospital for four months after at least two heart attacks and other treatment had failed to improve his condition.

ANI

Link to this page

Suggested pages for your additional reading
AndhraNews.net on Facebook






© 2000-2018 AndhraNews.net. All Rights Reserved and are of their respective owners.
Disclaimer, Terms of Service & Privacy Policy | Contact Us