Professor Karen Redmond, along with Professor Manuel López Paredes, operated on a 17-year-old boy affected by Pectus Excavatum, also called a sunken or funnel chest, at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin.

With any arrhythmia, the particular type of heart involved is a key factor, Gary Culliton reports in his latest Clinical Update. Diseases of the atrium – AF and atrial flutter – account for well over half of arrhythmias.

Feeling like you cannot get a full breath could be a sign of ‘air hunger’ caused by emphysema or chronic obstruction pulmonary disease (COPD). With half a million people aged 40 years and over suffering with emphysema or COPD in Ireland, more funding is needed for treatment.