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University Hospitals Plymouth first in UK to get new Heart-Lung machines

Authored by Mary

Patients of Cardiothoracic Theatres in Plymouth are first in the UK to benefit from new high-tech heart-lung machines following a wider £4million investment in cardiothoracic surgery over 10 years.

Five new ‘Quantum heart-lung machines’ will mean improved safety for patients undergoing heart surgery.

Heart-lung machines (or cardiopulmonary bypass machines) take over the work...

Plymouth role in East Africa Chronic lung disease study

Authored by News Desk

Researchers from Plymouth University have played a role in a study funded by the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) which has revealed the high prevalence of chronic lung disease in people aged 30 and over in a rural district of Uganda.

This represents a potentially major problem for the health system where approximately 85% of the population lives in rural areas....

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