Former Middlesbrough star Graeme Souness recalled how a cardiac MRI scanner helped save his life when he kicked off a massive fundraising effort to keep the region’s heart unit at the cutting edge of medical technology. The football legend returned to Teesside to launch the Loving Hearts Raffle, aiming to raise £100,000 in support of the South Cleveland Heart Fund’s Cardiac MR Appeal.
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The James Cook University Hospital has been selected as one of the first in the UK to offer a leading-edge stroke-prevention treatment. The Middlesbrough hospital is one of 10 centres across the UK selected to offer the new procedure known as Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure as part of NHS England’s £15m Commissioning through Evaluation (CtE) programme.
An eclectic range of music is set to be heard in the main thoroughfare in The James Cook University Hospital on Tuesday 21 October.
The Crystal Singers will be performing in the atrium from noon till around half past one, entertaining passers-by with songs both old and contemporary. The singers will be looking for donations which will all go towards the South Cleveland Heart Fund’s latest fundraising campaign to improve and increase heart scanning services at James Cook.
The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough has become the first in the UK to implant a new miniature wireless heart monitor. Cardiologist Nick Linker was the first to insert the Medtronic Reveal LINQ™ device which will primarily be used to help pinpoint why a patient is suffering blackouts or an irregular heartbeat.
James Cook has become the first hospital first in country to carry out radio-guided lung surgery. Special permission had to be obtained from the Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee and it was a real team effort involving experts from cardiothoracic services, radiology and nuclear medicine.
Heart surgeons at The James Cook University Hospital have been awarded £250,000 to undertake a leading-edge research project. The exciting project will see the cardiothoracic team at the Middlesbrough hospital comparing keyhole surgery to conventional surgery for patients requiring aortic valve replacements – the second most common type of heart operation.