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Beating heart transplanted in Vienna Hospital (AKH)

In Vienna General Hospital (AKH) for the first time the transplantation of the beating heart was performed. A new device helps to transport a donor’s heart for longer distances and in a better condition, than it was possible before. Now there will be no need to keep a donor’s heart in the ice. By the new method, the heart is placed into a device, where it is constantly supplied by a pump with the blood of body temperature, enriched with oxygen.

The 30-year-old woman from Carinthia, to whom the heart was transplanted by this new method on the 6th of February, in about 4 weeks participated in the press conference, were it was confirmed, that the results of the operation were perfect.

For the first time in the world the beating heart was transplanted in Germany about one year ago. Using this new method the patients’ survival chances significantly increase, and the number of heart transplantations should also increase.


Parking in no-parking zone: man from Salzburg thrown to prison

Today in the early morning a historican from Salzburg had to go to jail, because he did not pay a 14 EUR fine for parking in a no-parking zone. The man declared he has to spend a lot of time for his job abroad, and so he forgot to pay the 14 EUR. The authority […]

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Fuel tourism on the Austrian borderland to Germany

Good times for the petrol stations in those parts of Austria, which are located close to the German border. More and more Germans are coming to refuel their cars for a cheaper price in Austria. Now the oil traders and oil combines want to expand their petrol station net in those areas. The Austrian regions […]

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Dutch tourist smacked up Tirolean hotelier in Ischgl

Tourists from the Netherlands were drinking and having fun in a pub in Ischgl. The Dutch party people were “not amused” when the owner of the pub told them to stop drinking and leave the bar. One of the Dutch group attacked the Tirolean and dispensed some slaps in his face. Austrian police had to […]

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