News tagged Cardio

Jean on the road to recovery following speedy valve replacement

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When 74-year-old Jean Theaker was told she needed a valve replacement she was worried she would have to wait months if not years for her procedure. But, the retired shop assistant from North Skelton was pleasantly surprised to be told at her consultation that she’d be having her procedure the following week at The James Cook University Hospital.

Heart valve day cases increased as part of COVID-19 response

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic many patients at The James Cook University Hospital have had their heart valve replaced and then gone home again the same day. Their speedy recovery has been made possible thanks to an advanced procedure called TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) which avoids the need for open heart surgery.

Tees hospital trust now at forefront of UK robotic surgery

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has become one of only three NHS trusts in the country to have three of its own surgical robots – and now has the potential to become a national centre of excellence. Surgical teams at The James Cook University Hospital now have three da Vinci robots which means more patients than ever before can benefit from minimally invasive surgery.

Lung cancer nurses hit the road

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Specialist lung cancer nurses are hitting the road to minimise the amount of time patients have to spend in hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. The specialist Macmillan thoracic nurses, who care for patients following lung cancer surgery, are travelling to patients’ homes after their operations to provide medical care and social, emotional and psychological support.