The world's smallest pacemaker is a revolution for doctors and patients. Major surgery is no longer required to place the device in the body. The tiny pacemaker helps people get their heart back on track.
Heart surgeons plan to operate on former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi next week to replace a defective aortic valve. The 79-year-old was admitted to hospital in Milan last Sunday.
Surgeons in Milan have performed a four-hour operation on Italian media mogul Silvio Berlusconi to replace his aortic valve. The operation "went well," say sources close to the former prime minister.
The decision comes after Emperor Akihito revealed his surprise desire to leave what is typically a job for life. His abdication will be the first in Japan in over 200 years.
Iconic Berlin theater directors Peymann and Castorf leave - and predict the end of theater. Nonsense, says DW's Gero Schliess, who looks forward to Chris Dercon's first season at the helm of the Volksbühne theater.
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