New Heart Op Dramatically Reduces Pain? Mini Bypass by Dr. Rehan

New Heart Op Dramatically Reduces Pain? Mini Bypass by Dr. Rehan10 December 2010

Thousands of people could benefit from a new operating technique which is believed to halve the pain normally associated with open-heart surgery.

The so-called mini-bypass is done through a cut in the chest which is three times smaller than usual.

By causing far less trauma to the patient, surgeons say the recovery time is significantly reduced.

Within a day of the operation, patients can begin their recovery on paracetamol instead of the morphine painkillers they would usually need.

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