Heart surgery innovation in UK

British doctors pioneered the world’s first operation using a short umbrella like device. It helps to save cardiac patients’ lives. The device mends a hole in the inner wall of the patients’ heart.

This technique might save lives of so many cardiac patients. Almost four thousand people per year suffer an attack with an acute myocardial rupture in the UK.

The first operation of this kind was carried out, three months before, on a seventy-five-year old John Hall at King’s College Hospital in south London. Cardiothoracic surgeon Olaf Wendler operated with interventional cardiologist Jonathan Hill performed the surgery.


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