How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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The Magnificent MitraClip – Redeemer For Leaky Hearts
January 1, 2010 – 12:05 am | One Comment
A path breaking treatment conducted by the UK surgeons at the Hammersmith Hospital would benefit the lives of countless patients ailing from a leaking heart. The surgeon carried out a valve restoration operation with the assistance of ‘MitraClip’ for treating a heart condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy – impairment in the cardiac muscle that causes FMR (functional mitral regurgitation) a condition that is the consequence of a failed closure of the mitral valve in the heart. This causes a host of problems for the person comprising of breathing distress, weariness and fluid accumulation. The insertion of the MitraClip is done via a catheter in the groin area which is guided to the heart employing ultrasound scanning and X-rays. The device when correctly placed function alike a clip that holds papers together, though here it functions in holding or clamping the valves together. The brain child of the MitraClip was Dr. Frederick St. Goar, an interventional heart surgeon in California  [...]