Taking Care after a Major Surgery


Surgery is often a life-saving measure against many diseases. However, the struggle often begins soon after. The body reacts to any major operation the way it does to a trauma – activating its defense system and releasing stress hormones. The period after surgery is a particularly vulnerable one, and taking a few steps can ensure …


Why Take Blood-Thinners After A Heart Stent Surgery?

Heart Stent Surgery

It has been discovered that patients with cardiac stents, may need more than the usual one-year course of blood thinners. A heart stent is a tiny mesh that is inserted in order to increase the width of clogged coronary arteries. They are used to treat patients that are likely to experience a heart attack or …


Virtual Reality for the Heart

Who would have thought that one day, virtual reality would be applied to surgical procedures? A term often associated with cutting-edge e-commerce logistics and state-of-the-art 3D animation technology, has become a medical marvel. Harnessing Visualisation Technology Canadian Journal of Cardiology recently published a report on a successful cardiac surgery conducted by surgeons at the Institute …