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Category: Heart
The new heart screening clinic at Harefield Hospital offers a quick and reliable assessment of an individual’s cardiovascular risk. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, principally heart and arteries of the brain, kidneys and limbs. Despite…
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Category: Heart | In the media
Harefield heart patient Andrew Britton and his wife Lauren have named their ‘miracle’ child after Andrew's surgeon, Mr Fabio De Robertis. While on honeymoon in the Maldives, Andrew developed myocarditis - a viral infection that leads to inflammation and damage to the heart. After numerous cardiac…
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Category: Heart
Atrial fibrillation (AF) remains the most prevalent cardiac rhythm disturbance and it is becoming more common in an ageing population. As well as causing distressing symptoms, it is a leading cause of stroke. Thankfully, catheter ablation techniques are evolving to provide increasingly safe and…
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Category: Heart
More services are now available to patients at Harefield Hospital thanks to the private patients manager Gerri Hamer and the dedicated staff and consultants. Weekday evening and Saturday morning appointments The first improvement made by Gerri, who joined us in April 2014, was to extend the…
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Category: Heart
A new implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) has been designed to allow patients with heart implants to undergo vital magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) health checks without risk. Harefield Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the UK to offer this life-saving device. Previously, people…
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Category: Heart
A three-year-old girl was evacuated from Gaza by the charity Chain of Hope and brought to London's Royal Brompton Hospital for life-saving heart surgery. Born with a hole in her heart, Hala al Massri’s heart condition was complex but treatable. However, in her homeland of Gaza there were no…
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Category: Heart
A pioneering new gene therapy treatment is being trialled at Harefield Hospital that could potentially allow damaged hearts to recover without the need for major surgery. Hoping to offer a viable alternative to transplantation, the trial involves researchers introducing a gene into heart failure…
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Category: Heart
Atrial fibrillation is not only the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia - affecting approximately two per cent of the general population - but it also represents a leading cause of stroke. Blood clots can form in the left atrial appendage (LAA) as a result of stagnated circulation and blood…
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Category: Heart
Hypertension, and resistant hypertension in particular, is a condition with multiple significant health implications. The World Health Organisation predicts that for every 2mm hg (mercury) of elevated blood pressure, the 10 year risk of heart attack and stroke are increased by seven and ten per…
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Category: Heart
A modern minimally invasive approach to treat coronary heart disease - the most commonly acquired heart disease. The UK's first robotic minimally invasive coronary artery bypass was performed in 2000 at Royal Brompton Hospital. Since then, over 700 have been performed on single and multiple vessel…
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