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Premiere of laboratory for heart catheterization in Europe

laboratoryFor the first time in Europe a stereotactic heart catheterization laboratory was opened in the Cardiology department of internal medicine at Vienna General Hospital (AKH). Three million Euros were spent to arrange it. For cardiologists this is a new way to treat heart illnesses.

This laboratory is composed of two large magnets with a weight of 1,800 kilograms per each. With the help of the powerful magnetic field the catheters and wires are driven, what will allow achieving more precise interventions on the heart. The device will be used for the treatment of coronary heart disease and elimination of heart rhythm disturbances.

Until now this equipment was available only in the USA.

Unique museum of contraception and pregnancy termination

A worldwide unique museum of contraception and pregnancy termination was opened in Vienna. Numerous exhibits and various kinds of information about this subject are exposed. The possibility to regulate pregnancy and parenthood itself is an important achievement of the medicine. It is expected, that a lot of young people will visit this museum, in order […]

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Baker factory Ölz invests 17 million EUR for new factory floor

The popular grand baker factory Ölz in Vorarlberg reports new investments. 17 million EUR will be spent for a new factory floor. The construction works will start this month. The new factory floor should be finnished in 2008 and involve 4.500 square metres. The new hall will be used for the production of toast bread […]

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Duel nordic-walker vs bicyclist caused injured cyclist in Carinthia

The duel in the Carinthian village of Karnburg between a 78-year-old woman with a nordic-walking-stick, and a 61-year-old woman on a bicycle, ended with an overthrown and injured bicyclist. The 78-year-old stuck her nordic walking stick on a cycle-path between the spokes of the front wheel of the passing bicycle. The bicyclist, a 61-year-old female […]

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Booze Nation Austria: Austrians more often drunk as EU-average

According to the “Eurobarometer survey” of the European Union, which was yesterday published in Brussels, the Austrians are more often drunk than other citizens of the European Union. Austria takes with Spain the two top places in the ranking. The citizens of both nations get excessive drunk several times in a week. Heavy booze nations […]

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