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Thousands of patients to benefit from innovative new treatments on the NHS

Stroke-reducing heart implants and a life changing surgical procedure for children with cerebral palsy are among a host of new treatments that will now be routinely available on the NHS.

The NHS announced its plan to provide the latest innovative treatments for patients, just days after it celebrated its 70th anniversary.

Hundreds of patients each year will benefit from a procedure called left atrial appendage occlusion, which reduces the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat), who cannot take blood thinning medication.