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New hope for patients with life-limiting heart disease

With more than a million over-65 year olds thought to be affected by heart valve disease in the UK alone, experts at RB&HH have been leading the way in recent years to develop new lifesaving alternatives for patients…

Introducing our recently accredited Genetics and Genomics Laboratory

Based at the Royal Brompton Hospital the Clinical Genetics and Genomics laboratory offers diagnostic testing for families and individuals at risk of inherited diseases. The team of clinical experts assess whether…

First patients benefit from pioneering treatment for aortic valve disease

RB&HH experts hope new Ozaki procedure could revolutionise the way surgery is carried out in the UK for patients with the life-threatening condition. As one of the country’s largest and…

The Power of Echocardiography

“Echocardiography can show how the heart is managing the blood flow in different dynamic conditions, such as during and after exercise; revealing abnormalities that are not easy to detect when…

3D Imaging and Printing: Technology of the future at the Trust

Specialists are using 3D imaging and printing to create exact replicas of patients’ hearts to help them plan and carry out surgery. The technique requires specialist cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)…

An innovative therapy to restore Pulmonary Valve Function

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most commonly observed birth defect and a leading cause of infant death in the developed world. Royal Brompton Hospital is pioneering an alternative treatment…

The New Leadless Pacemakers

A patient at Royal Brompton Hospital was one of the first in the UK to be fitted with an innovative new pacemaker that works without leads. Bill Hill, 78 from Buckinghamshire, was implanted…

An update in Aortic Valve Replacement without Sternotomy

One of RB&HH’s leading surgical consultants, Mr Toufan Bahrami, discusses the latest developments in aortic valve replacement and presents minimally invasive aortic valve replacement without sternotomy using the Sutureless Edwards…

Research Round-Up: Cancer & Cardiovascular Health

New research carried out by experts at Royal Brompton Hospital suggests a possible link between cancer and the deterioration of heart function. Common cancer treatments, particularly chemotherapy and drugs such…

Cancer therapy: Keeping your heart healthy

In some cases patients affected by Cancer may experience problems with the heart as an effect of their cancer treatment; consequently it can also result in problems if the patient…