News tagged Cardio

Hospital to trial new stroke treatment

Posted on in Hospitals, Services

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.

Singers on song to boost heart fund campaign

Posted on in Fundraising, Hospitals

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.

Mel’s back on her bike thanks to cardio colleagues

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When Mel Wagner had her new bike stolen she thought her days of cycling to work were over before they had even started. But the operating department practitioner was amazed when just 24 hours later her colleagues in cardiothoracic theatres had rallied round to raise £550 to buy her another.

Nurses scoop two top awards

Posted on in Awards, Staff

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating after winning two national titles at this year’s Nursing Times Awards. Senior nurse for speciality medicine Audrey Kirby was named Nurse Leader of the Year and the heart failure team came home with the Cardiovascular Service Award.

Heart unit leads the way with £250k research project

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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.

Advanced heart valve procedure helps 100th patient

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More than 100 patients have benefitted from an advanced heart valve replacement procedure at The James Cook University Hospital. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first in the UK to offer the minimally invasive procedure for replacing the aortic valve which is done using much smaller incisions than more traditional methods.

Surgeon performs region’s first VATS thymectomy

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A surgeon at The James Cook University Hospital has performed what is believed to be the region’s first minimally invasive surgery for removing tumours from the thymus gland. The video-assisted technique enables small cancers to be removed using three small incisions in the side of the chest rather than having to cut through the patient’s breastbone.