Lanxon writes: Swaroup Anand, 23, from Bangalore, was fully conscious as he undergoes open-heart surgery. An epidural to the neck, administered at the city’s Wockhardt Hospital, has numbed his body. Dr Vivek Jawali pioneered the technique ten years ago and has recently released a tutorial on DVD, Wired reports, which gives a step-by-step guide to the procedure for other surgeons to watch and learn from.
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