Pig hearts could be suitable for humans

Adapted pig hearts could be transplanted into patients within three years, according to the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK. Sir Terence English, speaking on the 40th anniversary of the first successful heart transplant, told The Sunday Telegraph that his protege from that operation will try to replace a human kidney with a… Read More »

‘Silent strokes’ after surgery: study

Up to three million people over the age of 65 each year could be experiencing “silent strokes” after surgery, research published in the Lancet medical journal suggests. Covert strokes, which are not obvious except on a brain scan, are more common than strokes that swiftly bring about visible symptoms, Canadian researchers found. They found that… Read More »