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Rheumatic Heart Disease staff trip to Vava’u in Tonga

Melbourne Heart Care staff recently visited Vava’u in Tonga to join a team scanning schoolchildren for Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD). We have put together this short film of footage taken from the trip and of Toa Fakakovikaetau, the Paediatrician who set up the program 3 years ago.

 

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Tension runs high but surgeon scores medical first

Nick Miller
November 25, 2009

STICKING a needle through a living heart is always a tense moment. The tension was even higher yesterday, as physicians at Southern Health’s MonashHeart performed an Australia-first operation that could improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with heart arrhythmia.

Watched by experts from around the country, Dr Jeffrey Alison carefully pressed his catheter needle into the septum separating the top two chambers of the patient’s heart.

 

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STEPS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF COVID-19

We have put multiple procedural and hygiene measures in place to minimise the spread of Covid-19 in a bid to protect our patients and staff. These measures will be assessed and updated daily as the situation evolves.

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