Heart specialist

Heart specialist takes position in Dalian Atkinson murder trial

[ad_1] A specialist in cardiac intensive care told jurors in the murder trial it was impossible to indicate the “exact contribution” of 12 factors linked to the death of former Ipswich Town footballer Dalian Atkinson. Professor Charles Deakin told Birmingham Crown Court the management of the 48-year-old by paramedics was “sub-optimal” and failed to detect […]

Heart transplant

Blood test gives early warning of failed heart transplant

Heart transplant surgery is daunting enough. But in the months that follow, the body’s immune system sometimes attacks the donor organ, which can have life-threatening consequences. To check for inflammation (a sign of organ rejection), doctors need to cut and analyze a piece of tissue from the recipient’s new heart, usually about 16 times in […]