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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…

Preventing Expansion in the Aortic Root

In 2004 a new conservative treatment to manage aortic dilation and dissection in patients with Marfan syndrome was pioneered by Royal Brompton Surgeon, Prof John Pepper through the creation of a device by Exstent…

Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement

A new aortic valve replacement, that doesn’t require sewing into place, is reducing surgery times and proving to be an innovative alternative to conventional options for treating aortic valve stenosis….