MedTech Week Magazine 2019 At a glance

Highlights from the 5th Edition of the Award-Winning MedTech Week Magazine

social white padded



I am particularly pleased to see so many examples of companies reaching out to their communities and engaging with employees – after all, medtech is really about people rather than technology.

Serge Bernasconi
Chief Executive, MedTech Europe
map box







twitter white


new fans & followers


website visits


video views

Bringing Sound & Vision to the message

Search MedTech Week magazine
Or filter articles & perspectives by tags
  • Patient
  • Expert
  • Value of medtech
  • Digital Health
  • Innovation
  • Career and education
  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  • Regulations and legal
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopheadic
  • Homecare
  • Diagnostics
  • Diabetes


No results found :(


Perspectives The best breast cancer treatment for you
Diagnostics, Patient

The best breast cancer treatment for you

No two women are the same, and neither are their breast cancers. Cutting-edge genomic tests can be valuable tools for determining the best treatment for you.

Perspectives Getting back in the game
Orthopheadic, Patient

Getting back in the game

Osteoarthritis led to an imbalance and damaged cartilage, but my total hip replacement surgery enabled me to continue my career.

Perspectives How to keep smiling when you live with Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiology, Patient

How to keep smiling when you live with Atrial Fibrillation

As someone in their 70s with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), I couldn’t think of anything but my disease – until I was advised to have a minimally-invasive new procedure.

Perspectives Its not just a pacemaker but a smile maker and a dream maker
Cardiology, Patient

‘It’s not just a pacemaker, but a smile-maker and a dream-maker’

I am 38-year-old editor and a keen athlete from Costa Rica. In January 2015, I woke up with a terrible headache, but managed to go to work. Around midday my headache retuned with such force that it knocked me out.

Perspectives The comfort of recovering at home
Homecare, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Patient

The comfort of recovering at home

I developed life-threatening blood poisoning, requiring intravenous (IV) antibiotic treatment. After being hooked up to a drip in hospital for three weeks, I had had enough.

Perspectives Riding the tide of kidney disease
Homecare, Patient

'Riding the tide of kidney disease'

I had been managing kidney disease for my entire adult life – but that hasn’t stopped me pursuing my passion for caravanning and kite surfing.

Perspectives A remarkable recovery from a severe stroke
Cardiology, Innovation, Patient

A remarkable recovery from a severe stroke

At the age of 33, I was paralysed on my left-hand-side and struggling to speak, following a stroke in the early hours of the morning. After a minimally-invasive procedure, the clot was removed and I walked out of hospital within 24 hours without symptoms.

Perspectives TAVI transformed my life
Cardiology, Patient

‘TAVI transformed my life’

I thought my breathlessness and fatigue were part of the ageing process, but the symptoms were due to a serious heart condition.

‘TAVI transformed my life’

I thought my breathlessness and fatigue were part of the ageing process, but the symptoms were due to a serious heart condition.

Gerry Phelan

Patient Advocate

Even at 84 years of age, and having undergone triple bypass surgery in 2005, I had always been active. But about three years ago I started having breathing difficulties on the stairs and when walking. Sleep was also becoming almost impossible – within about 10 seconds of falling asleep, I’d feel like I was drowning or suffocating.

I assumed that this was a result of my age, until I was in hospital for an unrelated incident. “While I was there, one of my daughters asked about my symptoms and my treating doctor invited a cardiologist to have a look,”. He explained that I had a heart condition called aortic stenosis, which required treatment as soon as possible. I didn’t realise the danger I was in. And, because of my previous bypass surgery, replacing the diseased heart valve with an artificial one would have been too risky.

The cardiologist said that I’d be an ideal candidate for a minimally-invasive procedure called transcatheter aortic valve implantation, or TAVI, which I’d never heard of. I agreed, on the condition that my wife and children were OK with the decision.

TAVI involves inserting the replacement valve via the femoral artery through a small incision in the groin and then balloon-inflating it into place without having to remove the faulty valve. I felt only slight discomfort and wasn’t distressed at all. I think I was on the table for about an hour and by the next day, I was walking the hospital corridor without no loss of breath.

The day I received TAVI my life was transformed. There are no other words for it. I could sleep again and I got back my appetite. I no longer had the fear that I’d suffered from before and I now exercise regularly again and travel around Ireland frequently with my wife. I feel like I’ve made a miraculous recovery.

Medtech Week magazine archive

Click on the covers to view full magazine online