Heart surgery

Meet Charles Easmon, the first Ghanaian to perform the first open heart surgery in Ghana

Professor Charles Odamtten Easmon Charles Odamtten Easmon was a physician and academic who became the first Ghanaian to perform the first successful open heart surgery in Ghana in 1964. Modern scholars give him the title of “Father of Cardiac Surgery in West Africa”. Easmon was born on September 22, 1913 in Adawso, now the Gold […]

Heart failure

Innovative approach brings heart failure cell reprogramming therapy closer to reality – sciencedaily

It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of ​​taking, for example, a skin cell and turning it into a muscle cell was unthinkable. About 10 years ago, however, groundbreaking research showed that it is indeed possible to reprogram differentiated adult cells into other types fully capable of performing new functions. Cell reprogramming is one […]

Heart failure

CBD oil and heart failure

Could CBD Oil Relieve Your Heart Failure Symptoms Or Help You Manage Your Disease? This herbal supplement is sold over the counter and can be marketed with various health claims, but heart experts aren’t sure it’s worth or even safe if you have heart failure. “Patients with heart failure should know that although CBD has […]

Heart surgery

AHA News: From Open Heart Surgery in High School to Newbie Offensive Lineman for University of Kentucky | Health Info

By American Heart Association News, Health Day reporter (Health day) TUESDAY, Jan.4, 2022 (American Heart Association News) – Kenneth Horsey was digging through a pile of ribs with his family after church. It was Easter Sunday 2018 and Kenneth had a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Soon Kenneth would be heading […]

Heart transplant

Mother and son reunite after heart transplant (finally)

A heart attack was the last thing Victoria Guajardo thought of when she started to experience chest pain. At 27, she was just too young. Earlier that year, in 2019, her father had a heart attack. “But it wasn’t the same,” Guajardo recalls. “He was out of breath and in a lot of pain. “ […]

Heart failure

Being diagnosed with heart failure is not the end of life, it can be managed

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release has been sent to you under agreement with Mediawire. PTI assumes no editorial responsibility in this regard.)Many of us have seen our loved ones complain of symptoms such as chest pain or increased fatigue in daily activities. Then a doctor performs a few tests and diagnoses heart failure. This […]

Heart failure

Brits suffering from heart failure could be cured with thumb-sized plaques of cells

Nearly 1 million Britons with heart failure could be cured with thumb-sized plaques of cells that can be sewn onto their damaged organ Scientists have developed a way to grow tiny amounts of heart tissue in the lab They hope this will provide the very first cure for debilitating heart failure. It affects nearly a […]