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Patient-centred physiotherapy

At Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care, we offer comprehensive treatment for private patients with cardiac and respiratory conditions – including physiotherapy. Physiotherapy can help to manage long-term conditions…

Not every wheeze is asthma

People who experience breathlessness during exercise tend to be diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. However, for some patients, these symptoms are not alleviated by standard asthma treatments. Instead, the cause may…

Chronic Cough: New Approaches

Having a cough that will not go away can be maddening and exhausting. While an occasional cough is normal, a cough that persists for more than eight weeks is termed…

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

Thanks to innovative new treatments, our consultants can give chronic emphysema patients a new lease of life. Emphysema is a long-term progressive disease of the lungs that causes difficulty in…

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 the 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…