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13:49

LifeStyle

Pacemakers: from the size of a typewriter to the size of a matchbox

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

(defibrillators and resynchronisers) which are fitted in some patients. Pacemakers can be double or single chamber and even wireless. Every year the regional hospital carries out about 250 new implants and, in addition, 50 to 60 re-implants to change a ... device's battery. This normally needs to be done after ten years. Eighty per cent of patients who are fitted with a pacemaker are over the age of 75 and suffer from a degeneration of the cardiac conduction tissue (the nerves of the heart) which causes a ... complications, it can be more complex in some patients because of their age. The process consists of introducing, through a vein close to the heart, a wire coated with silicon which has an electrode at one end and is placed in contact with the heart (right

18:05

National

Spain is near the bottom of the European list of palliative care

EUROPA PRESS

The principal European countries have made major efforts in recent years to increase their palliative care services and specialist units to relieve pain and the emotional suffering of patients and their families at the final stage of their life. ... to several reasons, but especially "a lack of political will", because the health authorities "do not prioritise" adequate attention to these patients nor the increase in resources. There is no national law regarding palliative care - "so that has ... specialist units meant that 61 per cent of the 130,000 people in Spain who needed palliative care in 2017 because they were affected by pain and severe physical and psychological problems didn't receive it. About 80,000 patients died suffering with a poor

14:27

Local

Junta to cap GPs' daily appointments to give more time with patients

SUR

...many patients a GP sees to 30 a day. The move comes in reply to doctors' and patients' groups who say that medics don't have enough time to see to patients. Aguirre said that he was "completely in agreement with the industrial action" that doctors in ... action plan, currently being presented to trade unions, will focus on three main areas; cutting red tape, improving diary management, and triage (categorising patients before they are seen). Aguirre criticised central government for rushing the regions

13:51

LifeStyle

Locally born medic warns about what we eat

ESTER REQUENA

...improving attention for diabetic patients, marked him from a very young age. "I remember when I was about eight years old I was already listening to him talk about proteins, carbohydrates and fats," he recalls. His father carried on working until he was

12:23

Local

New Junta accuses Socialists of hiding half a million patients from waiting lists

M. D. TORTOSA / Á. ESCALERA

...statement the Socialists accused the Junta of lying because it is paving the way for more outsourcing and privatisation. "Andalucía is below the national average in patient waiting figures, in the percentage of patients waiting for more than six months and ... average waiting times. In Andalucía nine out of ten patients have surgery within the established time limit," said the statement. Of those half a million "hidden" patients, nearly 100,000 are in the province of Malaga. The Health Department's delegate ... discrepancy appears to lie in the fact that the previous government did not include patients whose condition or treatment did not have a maximum waiting limit. Neither did the previous figures include patients who had not yet been given a date for their

13:40

LifeStyle

"The Costa del Sol has become lawless with people setting up with false qualifications"

Ángel Escalera

...practices and the use of non-authorised products," he said, and he warned that patients need to be very sure about whose hands they are placing themselves in. "The consumer needs to know exactly who and what they are dealing with," he insisted. Dr Raquel ... medicine. They both emphasised how important it is for patients to be properly diagnosed. "Patients need to be very sure about whose hands they are placing themselves in"

17:15

National

Andalusian government announces improvements to palliative care

ADRIÁN GONZÁLEZ

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno (PP), said that euthanasia in cases of terminally ill patients signified a "failure" of the palliative care services offered by the public health service. During this term of office, he said,

11:03

LifeStyle

Spanish Cancer Association puts helpline number on water cartons for patients

AGUSTÍN PELÁEZ

One of the aims of the Spanish Cancer Association (AECC) is to make the services it offers available to patients and their families at any time of day, any day of the year. With this in mind, the Malaga headquarters of the association has reached an ... when they arrive at the hospital is buy a bottle of water. Our volunteers distribute the water for free so that patients have our contact number and can get in touch any time." explained a spokesperson for the Spanish Cancer Association. The manager of