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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…

High intensity sport and cardiac conditions

Is there a link between sport and cardiac arrest? Can high intensity sport cause cardiac events? If you have an undetected cardiovascular condition then it might – but, for the…

Sneeze the day: All about allergies

Allergy is the most common chronic disease in Europe, and the UK has some of the highest prevalence rates of allergic conditions in the world. Roughly half of the population…

RB&HH Specialist Care consultants attending ESC Congress 2018

Saturday 25 – Wednesday 29 August 2017 Munich – Germany Spotlight 2018: Valvular Heart Disease The world’s largest cardiovascular congress with over 500 experts sessions and more than 4 500 abstracts…

Leaders in collaboration

Since opening 77 Wimpole Street Outpatients & Diagnostics facility in summer 2016, RB&HH Specialist Care has been working to collaborate with select physicians through a new practicing privileges policy. Asmall…