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RB&HH’s Female Leaders in cardiac and respiratory care

RB&HH Specialist Care has a wide range of specialists and support staff who are diligent, professional and understanding. These include a range of talented female consultants who are leaders in…

Breathe again: New severe emphysema treatments

Consultants at RB&HH have provided patients suffering from chronic emphysema with a new lease of life thanks to innovative new treatment options. Emphysema is a long-term progressive disease of the…

Clarity on asthma: FeNO testing

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterised by variable and recurring respiratory symptoms, airflow limitation or obstruction and bronchial hyper responsiveness. Many diseases present with symptoms similar…

‘ Inoperable’ lung 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. Two years ago, Mr…

MRI for Cystic Fibrosis and PCD

As leaders in the field of cardiac and respiratory care, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care Outpatients and Diagnostics at 77 Wimpole Street are contributing to valuable research into…

VATS Lobectomy or Traditional Lung Cancer Surgery

Lung cancer is thie third most common cancer in the UK and accounts for approximately 13% of all cancers. It also has the highest mortality rate in the UK for…

Diagnosing asthma in children under 2

It is common for infants to have recurrent episodes of cough and wheeze with colds and be completely well in between episodes. Usually, they will be diagnosed as having episodic…

Hope in the fight against lung cancer

Harefield Hospital’s Dr Paras Dalal is finding great success in the treatment of lung cancer with percutaneous tumour ablation. Lung cancer remains the largest cause of cancer deaths world-wide. Despite…

Research latest: blood test developed to diagnose cancer

New research, led by Mr Eric Lim, consultant thoracic surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital, could revolutionise the way cancer is diagnosed in the future.  The pioneering test, which they believe will eventually be…

The Hay Fever Season: Are you prepared..?

For many who live in the UK, summer is a time of spending more time outdoors. But for the 16 million people who suffer from hay fever, the summer months…