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The UK has some of the lowest rates of heart transplants in Europe, with just under three transplants per million population a year
I noticed that Emma held her vaping device throughout our consultation and I wondered if there would be any long-term consequences for her or her unborn baby.
Sadly, survival does not guarantee a return to full health and many are left with serious complications such as brain damage.
The past two decades have seen a seismic change in the working conditions and morale of doctors.
A recent study using the Apple Watch found that for every 100 patients who were notified that they had an irregular pulse, a false positive had been recorded in 16 cases.
Five per cent of the patients seen by Dr Jan Melichar, a psychiatrist specialising in the treatment of substance misuse, have a dependence on prescription opioids.
Noise levels on hospital wards far exceed the levels recommended by the World Health Organization
Several Royal Colleges and the General Medical Council have produced guidelines for health care workers, which stress the importance of dignity, respect and compassion.
Even if women receive the correct diagnosis of heart disease, they are less likely to have the appropriate treatment.
Curiously, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, has a predilection for women, but occasionally occurs in men as well.