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Five week old the first one to undergo hybrid heart surgery

Hybrid Heart SurgeryAyden Gendreau, a five week old baby, has become the first one in Iowa to undergo hybrid heart surgery. He has tiny piece of nickel and titanium in his heart that is acting as a life-saver for him.

The rare and complicated surgery was performed by the doctors at Children's Hospital of Iowa. The aim was to repair his arteries and plug a 6-millimeter hole between chambers of his heart.

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Avapro as good as other medicines in treating heart failure patients

AvaproAccording to a recent research, Avapro, sold by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Sanofi-Aventis, was as good as other medicines used in treating a type of heart failure that primarily affects women and the elderly.

It was thought that the medicine would reduce the rate of deaths and severe heart problems better than other drugs available in the market.

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World’s first ovary transplant baby to see the light of world this week

Ovary TransplantA 38 year old woman declared to be sterile at 15 years of age, will give birth to a baby this week. She received an ovary transplant from her twin sister. This would be the first ovary transplant baby in the world.

The surgery has given hope to more than 100,000 British women who suffer an early menopause. It is also a ray of hope for those women who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer.

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