At the London Bridge Hospital today, the 100th patient to receive the ExoVasc support was operated on successfully and now has their personalised external aortic root support in place to prevent further dilatation of their ascending aorta. Commenting on this milestone, Peter Gibson – CEO of Exstent Ltd – said: “It is encouraging now to see more centres adopting this new approach to the management of aortic dilatation. Patients have a right to be informed on all the options available in the surgical management of their condition, and for most of those aware of the PEARS approach this is their preferred option.”
Tal Golesworthy spoke at Healthcare Education and Research Talks (HEART) in Cluj Napoce, Romania. The title of his talk was How I repaired my own heart. HEART aims to fill in the gaps in medical curricula, providing students with inspiring mentors, motivating cutting edge technology and research information, problem-based learning and interprofessional collaboration. For more information, visit https://www.heartcluj.com.
On 29 March 2017, Tal Golesworthy and the PEARS project featured in the final episode of the BBC2 documentary series Incredible Medicine. In the series surgeon Gabriel Weston looked at the rare and extraordinary cases that are bringing new discoveries about the human body and leading to the medical cures of the future.
On 15 March Tal Golesworthy spoke at the Minds that Change the World conference at the Faculty of Medicine of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Aimed at students, medical residents and doctors, the theme of the event was the application of technology to medicine where we combine both to change people’s lives and revolutionise health care. You can read more about the conference at www.cimq17.org.
Tal Golesworthy and the PEARS project is featured in a book and website called Healthcare Heroes: The Passion Project. The project is run by Havas Lynx, a leading global healthcare communications group, and it’s dedicated to the people working with passion, purpose and determination to improve peoples’ lives all over the world.
You can read Tal’s story on the Healthcare Heroes website.