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Research update

At Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, not only do our consultants treat patients, but they are also at the forefront of cutting-edge research into new and improved treatments for heart…

Advanced treatment for severe heart failure

Heart failure is a complex condition and often requires a combination of treatments. At Harefield Hospital, severe heart failure patients can benefit from ventricular assisted device surgery using a minimally…

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…

Reducing arrhythmia key to tackling UK stroke endemic

Heart rhythm problems affect millions in the UK. But what can be done to prevent them from occurring? Dr Jonathan Clague suggests that people need to know about the damaging…

Treating insomnia with CBTi

Sleeping is a basic human need – like breathing, eating and drinking. It’s vitally important for physical health. In this article, we hear from an expert at Royal Brompton &…

Leaky mitral valves fixed with MitraClip®

The transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) programme at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals is one of the most experienced and comprehensive in the world. Dr Robert Smith has treated more…

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…

3D imaging reduces x-ray exposure

More cardiac arrhythmia patients can now benefit from zero radiation exposure during transcatheter procedures, thanks to innovative three dimensional (3D) mapping systems. Arrhythmias or heart rhythm problems are experienced by…

Seven new professors at RB&HH Specialist Care

Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care would like to congratulate seven of our consultants who have been promoted from doctor to professor, by Imperial College London. Our consultants provide…

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…