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‘ 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…

PET – Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography

77 Wimpole Street brings another first for RB&HH – the ability to offer cutting edge PET-CT imaging. A s one of the few PET-CT scanners in the country offering Rubidium…

Juniper Ward: New facilities at Harefield Hospital

A centre of excellence, RB&HH has long offered patients the expertise of our world-leading consultants at the Harefield site, providing pioneering services in heart and lung care. This autumn we…

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…

Septal Myectomy: A Patient’s Perspective

Hypertrophic CardioMyopathy (HCM) is a slowly debilitating condition where the heart muscle thickens inappropriately. The disease is inherited and it is estimated it may affect as many as 1 in…

MRI Scans and Cardiac Devices

People with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are often told that they can’t get an MRI scan. Royal Brompton & Harefield hospitals are two of few centres in the country…

FH: Genetic Diagnostics

RB&HH Specialist Care are launching a genetic diagnostic test for patients with suspected familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). The unique service will be available at Harefield Hospital private outpatients in Uxbridge and…

Endurance Sport and Cardiac Conditions

Exercise should be an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But high intensity sport may trigger a cardiac event if you have an undetected cardiovascular condition. Pheidippides, the original ‘marathon…

Sleep Easy

Getting the right treatment for sleep disorders is vital for patient welfare Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is one of the most common respiratory disorders. And due to our aging population…

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…