SYDNEY HEART TEAM IN THE NEWS

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'LIKE A LANDING ON THE MOON': AUSTRALIAN DOCTORS' GROUNDBREAKING HEART ATTACK TREATMENT

Australian doctors have made a groundbreaking discovery in the treatment of heart attacks, a breakthrough they say is as significant as landing on the moon. They've now been given an $8 million boost to run a major trial.

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BREAKTHROUGH IN KEYHOLE VALVE REPLACEMENT

In a world-first breakthrough, Macquarie University researchers have developed a reliably safe and effective way to perform keyhole heart valve replacement surgery, even for the most high-risk patients.
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'AUSSIE HEART SURGERY BREAKTHROUGH'

Until now, performing keyhole heart valve replacement surgery was a bit like trying to cook the perfect steak, says the Australian doctor who has revolutionised the procedure. The delicate operation relied heavily upon experience and instinct, as surgeons had to find the "sweet spot" when inflating the valve to make sure they had the correct level of pressure.

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IT TOOK EIGHT YEARS FOR CORRIMAL WOMAN'S 'TICKING TIME BOMB' TO BE DIAGNOSED

 

Even though she sought help straight away, it took eight years for the Corrimal woman to be diagnosed with microvascular disease and vasospastic angina. She says the mental toll of being dismissed by medical professionals was almost as tough as her physical symptoms.

 
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