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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…

Treatment for ‘sudden death syndrome’ performed at Arab Health

A life-changing surgical myectomy for the management of Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy was performed by our leading consultants – Mr Fabio De Robertis and Dr Antonis Pantazis this week at Arab Health 2017. The…

Harefield heart patient names son after his “amazing surgeon”

Harefield heart patient Andrew Britton and his wife Lauren have named their ‘miracle’ child after his surgeon Mr Fabio De Robertis. Frank Fabio was born last month following Andrew’s successful…

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…

Doctors saved me with ‘heart in a box’

A Londoner who almost died on honeymoon is preparing for the birth of his first child after having a heart transplant that used a pioneering procedure. At Harefield Hospital, Andrew…

The woman kept alive by her handbag

A young woman whose heart is too weak to pump blood around her body is being kept alive thanks to hi-tech equipment in her handbag. Daniela Vargova, from Chippenham in…

Heart patients to have more implantable devices

Professor Martin Cowie was interviewed live on the programme about new NICE guidance published today (26/06/14) that means more people will be eligible for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and/or cardiac…