THE Duke of Edinburgh has undergone successful heart surgery, Buckingham Palace said. Prince Philip , 99, will remain in hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for a number of days. Here's what we know so far... What is Philip's heart condition? The Palace has not commented on what type of surgery or operation the duke had this time . But Prince Philip, who will be 100 in June, has had previous heart treatments. In 2011, he was taken to hospital by helicopter after suffering from chest pains while at Sandringham ahead of Christmas. He received treatment for a blocked coronary artery at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire. Buckingham Palace said in a statement at the time that he had successfully undergone a “minimally invasive procedure of coronary stenting”. The procedure is used to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries - the main blood vessels supplying the heart. It involves inserting a small balloon into the artery, via the groin or waist, … [Read more...] about What is Prince Philip’s heart condition?
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Prince Philip has been moved back to King Edward VII's Hospital following a "successful procedure" for a pre-existing heart condition. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "Following The Duke of Edinburgh's successful procedure at St Bartholomew's Hospital on Wednesday, His Royal Highness has been transferred to King Edward VII's Hospital this morning. The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for continuing treatment for a number of days." The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII's hospital 18 days ago for an infection. He was later transferred to St Bartholomew's, which has a specialist cardiac centre, for treatment for a pre-existing heart problem. The exact reason for his initial admission was not disclosed, but it was not related to coronavirus . Advertisement He was visited by his eldest son the Prince of Wales four days after his initial admission. Charles had made a 200-mile round trip and stayed for around 30 … [Read more...] about Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh moved back to private hospital following procedure for heart condition
He captivated readers around the world with Captain Corelli's Mandolin, his tale of a doomed love affair set in wartime Greece . But it seems that best-selling author Louis de Bernieres no longer melts hearts north of the England-Scotland border. For I can disclose that he has just been unceremoniously sacked as Patron of the British Banjo Mandolin and Guitar Federation because of, he believes, his views about how to resolve the question of Scottish independence. 'I have actually been 'cancelled',' he says. 'I had a letter published in the Times about how the rest of the UK ought to have a say in whether we wanted independence from the Scots. Best-selling author Louis de Bernieres has just been unceremoniously sacked as Patron of the British Banjo Mandolin and Guitar Federation 'Some Scottish snowflakes protested to the BMG [the Federation] and I was fired.' The Federation, whose aim is 'to promote the performance and education of banjo, mandolin and guitar', … [Read more...] about SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Captain Corelli’s Mandonlin author gets sacked as patron of banjo society!
Bayern with one foot in Champions League quarterfinal Wolfsburg on brink of Champions League last eight Tokyo Olympics make late bid for gender equality Grammozis becomes Schalke's fifth coach of the season March 5 Portugal added to F1 calendar Portugal will fill a slot left vacant by Vietnam and be the third race of the Formula One season on May 2, the sport confirmed on Friday. The first Portuguese Grand Prix for 25 years was held last year and the same circuit, in the Algarve, will be used again this time round. "We want to thank the promoter and the Portuguese Government for their hard work and dedication in getting us to this point," said Formula One chief executive Stefano Domenicali in a statement. "We are confident and excited about our 2021 season, having shown last year that we could deliver 17 races safely and bring our millions of fans thrilling racing at a difficult time. March 4 Bayern with one foot in Champions League … [Read more...] about Sports News Feed: Portugal fills gap on Formula One calendar
A PENSIONER battling leukaemia was left with horrific injuries after she was battered by thugs for her mobility scooter. Ida Brown, 79, was attacked by two callous brutes who dragged her face across a pebble-dashed wall, leaving her with extensive bruising across her face and a badly injured knee. As they fled the scene they warned her they would return. As well as battling blood cancer, Ida had also recently undergone a heart procedure. Ida spent five hours in the A&E department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead following the attack at her home in Dunston, early on Sunday. Her cat, Henry VIII, had woken her at around 5.30am after he had been alerted to a noise outside. She spotted movement outside her home and opened the door to investigate. As she did so the thugs yanked her arm and launched their savage attack on her which left her on the ground. 'RUBBISH' Ida branded the heartless attackers as “rubbish” and cowards, adding she’d like to … [Read more...] about Pensioner’s horror injuries after being battered by thugs for her mobility scooter while she battles leukaemia