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Category: News | Heart
Exercise should be an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But high-intensity sport may trigger a cardiac event if you have an undetected cardiovascular condition. Pheidippides, the original ‘marathon man’ who ran from Marathon to Athens in 490BC, has two claims to fame. Not only was he the…
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Category: News | Heart
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. On a family trip to Italy, Ian Gratte’s first experienced symptoms - tightness in the chest and breathlessness. He first thought it …
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Category: News | Heart
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 more than two million people a year in the UK. At Royal Brompton…
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Category: News | Heart
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 runs the most accomplished MitraClip team in the UK. He has treated more than 250 leaky mitral valves with MitraClip…
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Category: Heart
Heart failure is a complex condition and often requires a combination of treatments. At Harefield Hospital, severe heart failure patients can benefit from ventricular assisted device surgery using a minimally invasive approach. It is estimated that over half a million people in the UK are living…
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Category: Heart
Heart rhythm problems affect millions in the UK. But what can be done to prevent them from occurring? Dr Jonathan Clague suggests that people need to know about the damaging effect of alcohol on cardiovascular health. At some stage in everyone’s life, there’s been that moment where the heart has…
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Category: Heart | Lung
At RB&HH Specialist Care, we work closely with health professionals, GPs and international embassies to facilitate rapid referrals. Patients referred to us receive the very best care and clinical expertise. Our internationally-renowned consultants provide expert assessments and offer state-of-…
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Category: Heart | News
Harefield Hospital, one of the first centres in the world to implant the Edwards Lifesciences® Inspiris Resilia tissue valve; estimated to last up to 30 years. This new valve is implanted in aortic valve disease patients using a keyhole technique, an approach that remains unique to Harefield…
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Category: Heart
Patients who experience chest pain or shortness of breath will often find that coronary artery disease is the cause of their symptoms. Coronary artery disease is one of the top causes of death in the UK and worldwide. It is a result of the build up of fatty substances within the coronary arteries…
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Category: Heart
A collaborative scheme that screens for undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) has been rolled out to 2,000 patients over 18 months. The C+D award-winning project is run by Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals NHS Trust and 10 pharmacies in Hillingdon. It has tested 600 patients over a six-month…
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