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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: Lung | In the media
Professor recommends lung cancer screening for older smokers. Following the release of US data, Professor John Field from the University of Liverpool suggests that planning should start immediately for a new lung cancer screening service targeting older smokers in the UK. According to Professor…
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Our private patient facilities at Royal Brompton Hospital have recently undergone extensive refurbishment, with patient experience and safety at the forefront of the new design. The refurbishment of Sir Reginald Wilson Ward, our 28-bed dedicated private inpatient wing, gives our patients modern…
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Harefield Hospital’s transplant surgeons are using a pioneering technology that keeps a donor heart pumping outside the body. Dubbed the ‘heart in a box’, the device keeps the organ ‘alive’ from the moment it is removed until it is placed in a recipient. Consultant cardiac surgeon and director of…
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Led Zeppelin singer, Robert Plant, made an appearance at Royal Brompton Hospital on Monday evening to officially open the new Spectrum Dynamics DSPECT Gamma Camera at the hospital’s nuclear medicine department. The state of the art camera is only one of three currently available in the UK (as of…
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Julie Donovan, echocardiogram coordinator at Harefield Hospital, was recently nominated for a Health Hero Award.  The award, launched earlier in the year by former Prime Minister David Cameron, provides recognition to special people in the Healthcare sector who have made a real difference to the…
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A young woman whose heart is too weak to pump blood around her body is being kept alive thanks to high tech equipment in her handbag. Daniela Vargova, from Chippenham in Wiltshire, relies on a battery-powered pump - known as a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) - to keep her alive until a donor…
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Professor Martin Cowie was interviewed live on BBC Breakfast about new NICE guidance published on 26 June 2014 which mean more people will be eligible for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and/or cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT). He explains why this is good news for those…
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New treatment allows severe asthma sufferers to breathe more easily. Professor Pallav Shah, a consultant in respiratory medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital, is pioneering a new treatment for severe asthma sufferers called 'bronchial thermoplasty'. Its main benefit to patients is that it can …
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