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September 2010 Blog Posts (3)

Cook Medical to launch new endovascular repair system for Type B Aortic Dissections

In an an area not generally known for its good news, this article was featured in todays newspapers in the UK. There is no doubt that medical advances for Aortic Dissection treatment in particular the stenting and robotic surgery fields are now moving very fast..

now for the repair of Type A's without surgical intervention..??!!

Story follows below..

Cook Medical has received approval to launch a new medical device system in Europe which allows type… Continue

Added by Graeme on September 29, 2010 at 14:50 — No Comments


Instead of Greg himself, this is Eve, his wife. Yes, I do read his messages sometimes!

I'm proud of him, he is doing quite well, even if he gets a bit despondent at the slow rate of recovery. Do other people still get dizzy spells after 14 weeks post-op? Certainly the beta-blockers take the edge off things and that includes a glass of wine or any other euphoria! No more disappearing to the shed for a quiet puff on the pipe, that's for sure... Well, he was lucky: for me to be there and for… Continue

Added by Gregory Smith on September 7, 2010 at 20:14 — 4 Comments

Three months and going strong

It's now 3 months since my aortic dissection. The chest infection cleared up a couple of weeks ago and my sleep patterns are improving - 2-3 hours at a time instead of the one hour I was getting.

I went out on my motorbike today for the first time since the operation. It was terrific! Best medicine ever. 40 mile round trip through fast twisty country lanes. No problems whatsoever.

I was a bit hesitant about doing it at first as I have had the occasional dizzy spell - once when… Continue

Added by Gregory Smith on September 1, 2010 at 19:30 — 16 Comments

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