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Category: Heart
Harefield Hospital is one of two centres in the UK using thumb ECGs. Dr Wajid Hussain explains the benefits of this new method for diagnosing abnormal heart rhythms, and how it can be used to determine the risk of stroke. Diagnosing arrhythmia There are several methods for diagnosing abnormal…
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Consultant Mr Olivier Ghez has teamed up with prominent heart surgeon, Dr Da Silva from Brazil, to provide pioneering heart surgery for a four-year-old patient. Raphael Foster has a severe heart malformation that limits his ability to exercise. He suffers from an extremely rare form of congenital…
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Category: Heart
Harefield Hospital provides a specialised screening service for a genetic heart disorder called familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), which affects an estimated 120,000 people in the UK, can cause early heart disease and lead to premature death. While symptoms…
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Category: Heart
Dr Sabine Ernst, consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist, has featured in Al Jazeera health innovations programme ‘The Cure’ performing a catheter ablation on a faulty heart rhythm using a magnetic navigation system. In this innovative procedure, Dr Ernst steers the catheter through the…
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Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a treatment for coronary heart disease. Until recently, veins have been harvested through a long incision. However, a radical new technique has changed that, leading to improved patient outcomes. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is one of the most…
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Category: News | Heart
Patients with severe heart failure are treated with gene therapy for the first time in the UK. Researchers at Royal Brompton Hospital have begun the first UK clinical trials of gene therapy for heart failure. Two clinical trials announced this week mark the culmination of more than 20 years of…
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Dr Ranil de Silva has taken over leadership of the specialist angina and complex coronary disease service at Royal Brompton Hospital. Specialist angina service The service treats patients who suffer from persistent angina, despite having had treatment with medication, stents, and coronary artery…
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Category: Heart
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 failure and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of irregular heartbeat.…
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Category: News | Heart
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 failure. The technique, which has been 20 years in development, could help the 750,000 people in the UK living with heart…
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Category: News | Heart
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 fat is stored in the bottom and hips, were believed to offer some level of…
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