'I was bedbound and breathless - then they put a mini computer in my heart': New device can help patients who are unresponsive to standard treatments



Around a million Britons have heart failure, where the heart is unable to pump blood properly around the body. 
But a new type of device can help patients who don’t respond to standard treatments. 
Retired hotelier Peter Jenkins, 79, from Locks Heath near Southampton, has benefited, as he tells SOPHIE GOODCHILD. 
THE PATIENT
My hobby is yacht racing, so I’ve always been fit and active. But the stress of working long hours triggered type 1 diabetes which damaged my blood vessels.
This led to four heart attacks; the first in 1991, the last in May 2012.
The fourth time, my wife Pat, 69, found... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Health, Views: 38
Source: Daily Mail
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