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Category: Heart
Expert treatment for neonates At Royal Brompton Hospital, the large team of consultants and clinical specialists have many years of experience of paediatric care and treating children with heart conditions. Children, infants and neonates are brought to Royal Brompton Hospital from across the UK…
Category: Heart
Cardiac sarcoidosis is a rare condition that is challenging to diagnose due to its non-specific symptoms. However, if discovered too late, it can lead to potentially life-threatening arrhythmias and heart failure. Dr Vasilis Kouranos, consultant respiratory physician at RB&HH Specialist Care,…
Category: Heart | Lung
Without a fully functional heart and lungs, a patient’s life expectancy is greatly reduced. Consultants at RB&HH Specialist Care are working hard to improve patient survival through an innovative life-support technology called ECMO. ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) is a life-support…
Category: Heart | Lung
Extraordinary progress has been made in the field of molecular genetics over the past three decades. This has enabled scientists to not only identify the genes involved in the development of heart and lung diseases, but how they may progress and be treated best. In this article, we explore when you…
Category: Heart | Lung
International study finds UK has comparatively poor outcomes for respiratory conditions A study published by the British Medical Journal has found that the UK has one of the poorest outcomes for patients with respiratory conditions. The study was conducted to compare age-standardised death rates…
Category: Heart
At Harefield Hospital, our specialist teams have experience treating extremely complex cardiothoracic cases. Here is the story of Abdullah, a 16-year old patient from the Middle East, who despite suffering from catastrophic heart failure, managed to make a full recovery with the help of our…
Category: Lung
An accurate and timely diagnosis of interstitial lung disease (ILD) can make a big difference in preserving a patient’s lung function. Dr Peter George, consultant respiratory physician at RB&HH Specialist Care, tells us how his team ensure patients receive the right treatment.
Category: Lung
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 the field of magnetic resonance imaging of Cystic fibrosis (CF) and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia…
Category: Heart
The David Procedure, an aortic valve-sparing technique, requires a high level of surgical skill to get right. However, it can make a big difference to a patient’s outcomes, particularly if they are young. The RB&HH Specialist Care team met with Shelley, a 37-year-old mum of three, to hear about…
Category: Heart
Professor Christoph Nienaber’s reputation for being one of the world’s leading interventional cardiologists attracts patients from far and wide. The RB&HH Specialist Care team met with one of his patients, Ruth, to learn about her healthcare journey. At the age of 83, Ruth had been living a…