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A device for life

Mr André Simon, Head of Transplantation at Harefield Hospital, inserted a 43-year old patient with a ventricular assist device, continuing our long-standing expertise in this surgery. Mrs Jaeyda Khan, from…

Revolutionising the care of heart failure

RB&HH has an extensive history of innovation. Now with the focus on remote monitoring of heart failure with expert multi-disciplinary clinical staff and several research studies in this area, a…

The shape of things to come

“The Rhythmia system (Boston Scientific), now installed at both the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, allows creation of accurate 3-dimensional maps consisting of tens of thousands of electrical points, usually…

Re-building my child’s heart

18 month year old Raghad from Kuwait was born with a complex and rare congenital heart defect where the heart chambers and blood vessels supplying the heart are positioned in…

A surprisingly quick recovery

Harefield Hospital’s Mr Shazhad Raja used off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting to carry out a quadruple bypass, with excellent results for patient Mr Ian Gratte. Ian Gratte’s first symptoms were…

Trust’s research partnership awarded £1.3 million

The Trust’s partnership with Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded £1.3 million to develop a new centre that…

Preventing expansion in the aortic root

In 2004 a new conservative treatment to manage aortic dilation and dissection in patients with Marfan syndrome was pioneered by Royal Brompton surgeon, Prof John Pepper through the creation of…

European Society of Cardiology highlights pioneering research and patient care at the Trust

This month’s European Heart Journal – published by the European Society of Cardiology and one of the leading cardiology publications worldwide – sees Royal Brompton Hospital featured as a “centre…

Hearts that beat the death sentence

Breakthrough could keep organ alive for 24 hours after donation. Keeping a donated heart alive for a day or more is a step closer – and could mean fewer people…

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…