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Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH) for CABG at Harefield Hospital

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is one of the most effective and frequently performed operations in the world today. An estimated 23,000 CABG cases are performed each year in the…

Gene therapy trial begins for heart failure patients

Patients with severe heart failure are treated with gene therapy for the first time in UK. Researchers at Royal Brompton Hospital have begun the first UK clinical trials of a…

Specialist Angina and Complex Coronary Disease Service

Dr Ranil de Silva will be taking over leadership of the specialist angina and complex coronary disease service at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Specialist Angina Service The service treats patients…

Benefits from catheter ablation in trial of heart-failure patients

A clinical trial led by cardiologists at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, and Imperial College London, has illustrated significant benefits from catheter ablation in a trial of patients with heart…

Gene therapy hope for heart failure patients

Researchers at hospitals in London and Glasgow plan to use an engineered virus to smuggle DNA into the heart in the first ever clinical trial of “gene therapy” for heart…

Non-invasive solution to emphysema in the works

Lung conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis are diagnosed to over 900,000 Britons per year.  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) is the umbrella term for these and other lung…

Royal Brompton’s ventilation weaning programme expands

London’s renowned Royal Brompton Hospital has recently expanded its capacity for patients who require weaning from invasive ventilation.  This complex service has drawn patients to the hospital from across the globe due…

Lung cancer to top breast cancer deaths in European women

A study on estimated cancer mortality rates, published in the Annals of Oncology, found that lung cancer deaths in European women was set overtake breast cancer deaths within the next two…

Body shape heart risk myths dispelled

A University of California, Davis study found that ‘pear-shaped’ women were just as likely to suffer from heart disease as those who are ‘apple-shaped’. Research had previously suggested that pear-shaped bodies, where…

Royal Brompton Consultants selected for Tatler Doctors Guide 2013

Seven Royal Brompton Hospital consultants were recognised by Tatler Magazine in their 2013 Doctors Guide as being among Britain’s 250 best doctors. The Royal Brompton consultants highlighted as amongst the brightest and most…