How a tiny one-inch incision around the nipple could save thousands from undergoing major heart surgery



Pioneering British surgeons are performing heart-valve surgery via a minute incision in the nipple – sparing patients from a large cut and breaking the breastbone to reach the organ.
Doctors say the new technique could provide an option for people who are otherwise too ill to face traditional surgery, but need the faulty valve repaired before it becomes life-threatening.
Thousands of Britons require an operation every year to repair or replace their mitral valve, which is located in the left-hand side of the heart.
Damage to the tiny piece of tissue is a form a heart disease. It is thought... read more

 
26 November 2017 in Health, Views: 84
Source: Daily Mail
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