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There area many reports which say that many Americans are victims of severe congestion or sinusitis which results in a lot of pressure, pain and many times chronic infections. The medications that you get overt the counter are helpful for some people but for many the sinus problems never cease even with these medications. Now there has been a breakthrough in science in this respect.

It is said that there is something called sinusplasty surgery which helps to open up the blocked passages in the sinus. Thus this year otolaryngologist Dr. Donna Sharpe became the first doctor in the United States of America to perform this kind of sinusplasty which is popularly called the balloon sinusplasty.

This is today the next inline of treatment of sinus in the modern way. After giving anesthesia an endoscopic camera is used an then a flexible instrument introduced to see into the sinus .then the mucus is cleared and the debris is cleaned. The small balloon is inflated and it would allow her to enlarge the sinus to around six times bigger than it was earlier.Breakthrough In Science

The beauty is that is it is not at all invasive. The balloon procedure is then repeated in the frontal sinus and the relief during this time is seen instantly. Thus once a patient has had an in office balloon sinusplasty then there is every bit of chance that the sinuses would not close later. Thus the open sinus would give a lot of relief to the patient. Performing the balloon sinusplasty is not very expensive and is only about one fourth of the cost of having a balloon sinusplasty in the O.R. And the good thing is that most of the insurance companies cover the process

Another breakthrough comes in the field of heart failure. It is said that heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood into the body. there are many patients who suffer from these conditions and they have hospitalizations continuously . This is seen to kill a lot of people every year. But now there has been a breakthrough in science. It has been found out that with the help of a single blood test many lives can be saved of a heart failure. After many months of feeling exhausted there are many people who are sent to the hospital. Such people are usually victims of heart failure. As the heart cannot pump enough blood so the body is unable to meet the needs of the individual. There are many patients who die each year due to heart failure. Now there are doctors who say that a blood test if given before a patient is discharged from the hospital would surely help a lot in future.

Sinusplasty SurgeryThe whole purpose of testing is to keep you informed about your own health. The patients are at a greater risk of being admitted again. The test is conducted for heart failure and the whole thing is determined through the help of a protein. This protein peptide as it is called is the protein substance protecting the body against a heart failure. There are many levels of protein that have been connected to the heart failure. There are patients who are at a higher risk and would need a lot of intensive therapy and also a closer follow up.

Doctors saw that the patients who had lower protein levels below around 50% had every possibility of coming back after some days. The direction of the peptide change would explain if the patient is improving or not. You would thus know if the heart is deteriorating or improving.

There are many patients who seem to look better after a stay in the hospital but the test that is done on the blood could surely help to find out who is at a greater risk and would help us to estimate who would get readmitted to the hospital. Researchers say that the heart failure patients should be regularly tested and it should be found out if the peptide is there at the beginning and also at the end of the stay.

Thus now it is possible to find out if the patient is prone to a heart failure with the help of a blood test.

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