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Dr Miriam Stoppard: Ablation therapy helps abnormal heart rhythm

Atrial fibrillation, once a rarity, is now quite common with approximately 6,000 cases being seen a year in the UK. It can be successfully treated with drugs, however, ablation therapy, ­is now seen as a procedure for patients whose atrial ­fibrillation is causing palpitations or breathlessness, and who haven’t ­responded to drugs or don’t want… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Call for more obese kids to have gastric bypass surgery

I find myself shaking my head in disbelief when I read that the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending gastric bypasses in young children. I’m gobsmacked because weight loss surgery is normally the last resort for severely obese adults who have failed to control their weight over decades and had lots of failed attempts at… Read More »