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‘Silent strokes’ after surgery: study

Up to three million people over the age of 65 each year could be experiencing “silent strokes” after surgery, research published in the Lancet medical journal suggests. Covert strokes, which are not obvious except on a brain scan, are more common than strokes that swiftly bring about visible symptoms, Canadian researchers found. They found that… Read More »

René Favaloro: Heart surgery pioneer celebrated in Google doodle

Argentinian surgeon René Favaloro pioneered heart bypass surgery in the 1960s, extending the lives of millions who suffer from coronary artery blockages Health 12 July 2019 Dr René Favaloro By Sam Wong Argentinian surgeon René Favaloro, who features in today’s Google doodle, pioneered coronary artery bypass surgery, a technique used to restore blood flow to… Read More »