Patient Stories


Re-building my child’s heart: Pioneering surgery for congenital heart disease

18 month old Raghad from Kuwait was born with a rare heart defect. Find out how her heart condition was treated......
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Patient Video: Treating heart disease with dissolvable stents

Chinese patient, Qingheng Miao, shares his story of being treated for heart disease with a dissolvable stent....
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Patient Video: Pacemaker fitting for arrhythmia

John shares his story about having treatment at Harefield Hospital, under the care of Consultant, Dr David Jones....
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Carcinoid Tumours: Successful outcome for mother and baby

Katherine, 31, got a second opinion at RB&HH allowing her to have her baby at full term before receiving treatment for her lung tumour.
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COPD: Second opinion, second chance of life

Lisa, 41, started experiencing shortness of breath and within months, she could barely walk or talk. Read about how a second opinion literally saved her life....
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Cancer patient given hope after life-saving surgery

Lung cancer patient Ivor Miller, 72, shares his experience of obtaining a second opinion after being told that nothing could be done to remove his tumour....
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Aortic valve replacement using a minimally invasive technique results in a miraculously speedy recovery

Minimal access aortic replacement surgery through thoracotomy using the Edwards INTUITY-Elite® suterless aortic valve...
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A dream trip to Paris takes an unexpected turn for US heart patient

Mr and Mrs Ritchie from the US were passing through Heathrow airport to catch a plane for their dream trip to Paris when Mr Ritchie had a heart attack......
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Combined Expertise Helps Child with Rare Heart Defect

RBHH consultant Dr Ghez teamed up with Brazilian heart surgeon, Dr Da Silva, to provide pioneering heart surgery for a four year old patient....
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Patient Video: Congenital heart disease treatment

Raghad was born with a rare heart defect. Watch this video to find out how her heart condition was treated......
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Lung Laser for secondary tumours – a whole new lease of life!

Royal Brompton patient, Mr David Busby, 66 and a father of two, describes his journey through lung laser surgery....
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From uncertainty to peace of mind: A patient’s journey to diagnosis and recovery

Valerie, from Shropshire, came to Royal Brompton following a two year struggle with breathing difficulties. Read her story of how she finally got diagnosed.
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