New Bloodless Treatment for Heart Patients

Swedish doctors maintain they have come up with a new method to treat the combination of heart failure and atrial fibrillation – without the use of surgery.

The process was carried out on a 43-year-old man at the Karolinksa University Hospital in Stockholm - placing a thin tube into the groin, through the arteries and up to the heart to the damaged areas.

The doctors say this could be the more gentle, bloodless treatment for many of the 20 to 40,000 Swedes suffering from the combination ailment.