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Calls for more people to gain access to alternative open heart surgery

7NEWS Melbourne, March 2019

Cardiologists want more people with a life-threatening problem to be able to access an alternative to open heart surgery. The procedure can be done while a patient is awake, but at the moment it’s only available to select people.

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TEN News – June 2017

Patients with heart valve disease may soon be able to avoid open heart surgery and be out of hospital within a couple of days. Intv: Anthea Elliot (patient), Dr Dion Stub (Alfred Heart Centre), Assoc Prof Tony Walton (Alfred Heart Centre)
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Trailblazing new treatments for heart disease in Melbourne

The Sydney Morning Herald, August 1, 2015

Cardiologist Dr Dion Stub says he usually treats his patients’ heart attacks by opening the main artery on the underside of their forearms (the radial artery) and running a catheter through to the heart artery. Read Full Article

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WATCH: Study could change how heart attack patients are treated

Global News – November 24, 2014

A new study led by a Vancouver-based doctor could change the way heart attack patients are treated around the world. The research says a common practice dating back 50 years may be doing more harm than good. Read full article

AVOID: Oxygen Potentially Problematic for Normoxic Patients with STEMI

AHAScienceNews – November 19, 2014

Karl Kern, MD interviews Dion Stub, MD about the results of the AVOID trial, which were presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session 2014 in Chicago.

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