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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) - Latest Treatments for Aortic Stenosis

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Latest Treatments for Aortic Stenosis, including:

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), Balloon Aortic Valvuplasty (BAV) and Drugs

This article follows on from the the previous introductory article by Dr Mullen and Mr Yap - Treating Aortic Stenosis and describes the latest technologies and non-surgical treatments for Aortic Stenosis

The fall in the number of deaths from cardiovascular diseaseDisease of the heart and blood vessels, usually due to atherosclerosis. over the last decade has been linked to a reduction in daily salt intake.

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Cataract

Senior Ophthalmologists advise on latest treatments for Cataracts

Cataracts - where cloudy patches develop over the front of the eye causing blurred vision, are associated with advancing age and are estimated to affect over half of people older than 65 years. In most patients both eyes will need correcting and the preferred method in most cases is Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery or ISBCS as everything can be fixed by a single visit to the operating theatre and the whole episode of visualRelating to the sense of sight (vision). rehabilitationThe treatment of a person with an illness or disability to improve their function and health. is much shorter. Surgery for cataracts has improved steadily over the past few decades and it has become the most common surgical procedure in the UK.

Expert Cataract Information:

Bilateral Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery FAQs

Treating Cataracts with IOLs

 

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Heart Rhythm Disorders, or cardiacRelating to the heart arrhythmias, are caused by your heart beating irregularly. This can cause symptoms of palpitationsThe feeling when you become aware of your heartbeat - when frightened, for example. (a sense that the heart is beating abnormally and uncomfortably), breathlessness, occasionally chest pains, dizziness and even blackouts, although some patients may not be aware of having an arrhythmiaAny form of disturbance to the heart's normal regular beat. Most forms of heart rhythm disorders are now well understood and effective treatments can be offered for both benignNot dangerous, usually applied to a tumour that is not malignant. and serious disorders. The different classifications and treatments for arrhythmias are covered by leading heart specialists in this section.

Foot

There are a number of different problems that can affect the foot, from bunions to heel pain to sporting injuries.This section by the relevant medical experts discusses a range of the latest treatment options.

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