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HK firm's new heart stent speeds up healing

A Hong Kong-based medical device manufacturer has developed a breakthrough stent for heart patients that speeds up healing and lowers the chance of a relapse.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

City Digest

New generation of stent for heart patients

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Beadman making progress

Darren Beadman has had some qualified good news after an all-important MRI scan last Thursday of the head injuries that have kept him sidelined since mid-February, and he hopes to return home to Australia soon to continue his rehabilitation.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Doctors not to blame for death of jogger, 69

A probe into the death of an elderly man from a brain haemorrhage after he was prescribed the wrong medicine at Tuen Mun Hospital has concluded doctors were not to blame.

The 69-year-old man suffered a heart attack while jogging in November. He was admitted to hospital after he fell and hit his head.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Foreigners step in to ease hospital strain

Despite concerns about language barriers, foreign radiographers are settling in at hospitals in remote city areas, helping to ease the pain of an overburdened public health service.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Open-ended result to surgery

Stephen Yau, 54, was an avid swimmer who covered 2,500 metres in the pool every day. But he was also a chain smoker with a history of high cholesterol and hypertension, which put him at high risk for coronary artery disease. This condition causes 68 per cent of heart-related deaths in Hong Kong.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Hospital trials dissolvable stents

A device to open up narrowed heart vessels that dissolves when it is no longer needed has been used in Hong Kong patients for the first time.

The Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) is implanted in the patient, finds it own way to the narrowed site and stays there for about two years releasing drugs, before dissolving and leaving the widened vessel to function on its own.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I did have a brain scan once. I was very insulted by the report

Whistle-blower Jeremy Godfrey, saying the scan revealed his brain was totally unexceptional

We are seeking consensus on the relevant issues through friendly consultations

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on the Sino-Russia gas talks, still unresolved after five years

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Workloads linked to patient deaths

A heavy workload for doctors and insufficient post-operation support for patients is linked to a high death rate among patients after surgery, a Hospital Authority preliminary investigation has found.

6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Medic warns of risks of body scan health checks

Patients who opt for quick operations to remove tumours that are detected during body scans could be risking their lives, a medical expert has warned.

The procedures are becoming increasingly popular, especially on the mainland, where they are cheaper.

24 Dec 2010 - 12:00am