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New heart device available for safe MRI scans

A new implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) has been designed to allow patients with heart implants to undergo vital MRI health checks without risk. HarefieldHospital is one of the first hospitals…

Alternative to transplantation? Gene therapy trial at Harefield Hospital

A pioneering new gene therapy treatment is being trialled at Harefield Hospital that could potentially allow damaged hearts to recover without the need for major surgery. Hoping to offer a…

Young Gaza heart patient treated at Royal Brompton

A three-year-old girl was evacuated from Gaza by the charity Chain of Hope and brought to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London for life-saving heart surgery. Born with a hole…

‘Heart in a box’: Pioneering device used at Harefield

Harefield Hospital’s transplant surgeons are using a pioneering technology that keeps a donor heart pumping outside the body. Dubbed the ‘heart in a box’, the device keeps the organ ‘alive’…

BMJ ‘right’ in statins claims row

An investigation has backed the British Medical Journal’s handling of two controversial and inaccurate articles it published on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins. Both claimed that 20% of users would…