Childhood obesity has become an international public health problem. An estimated 42 million children ages 5 and younger met the criteria for having obesity or being overweight, according to the World Health Organization’s Commission on
Professor Hellig, a renowned interventional cardiologist and associate professor at the University of Cape Town’s Medical School, spoke participants through the intricate ‘keyhole’ procedure to close the hole, or flap, in the wall of the
The successful procedure was performed on a 75-year-old patient, who initially was treated for type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic renal impairment by specialist geriatrician, Dr Faheema Parker, based at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital. The patient was referred to
Shockwave IVL is a novel system that delivers localised pulsatile sonic pressure waves, modifying calcified lesions in a safe and reproducible manner. The mechanism is leveraging electrohydraulic-generated lithotripsy to produce high-speed sonic pressure waves that
Janssen has announced that the FDA has approved its factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban for reduction of risk for major adverse CV events in patients with chronic CAD or peripheral artery disease.