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Category: News
Major investment in Royal Brompton Hospital will enable expert clinicians to continue providing world-class healthcare from new state-of-the-art facilities. This investment - announced on 7 November - will secure the Trust’s position as the UK’s leading specialist centre for heart and lung…
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Category: Lung
A new drug is now available for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, to slow the deterioration in lung function. A big step forward for IPF patients In April 2013, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approved the use of the drug, pirfenidone, for the management of…
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Category: Heart | News
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: Lung
Opened by Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, the Royal Brompton Centre for Sleep offers a range of diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with sleep problems. From snoring to sexsonmia, sleep apnoea to narcolepsy, our expert consultants diagnose and treat all manner of…
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Category: Lung
Thoracic surgery has seen many changes over the years. Mr Niall McGonigle, consultant thoracic surgeon, discusses the benefits of video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and how this is used to treat multiple conditions and health problems. Minimally invasive thoracic surgery has many advantages…
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Category: Lung
Surgery to transplant a lung lobe from a living donor is offered by very few centres around the world, due to the complex nature of the surgery, and the pre- and post-operative care required, yet this pioneering procedure is available at Harefield Hospital. Lung transplantation is often the last…
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Category: News | Heart
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 | Lung
Fulham Football Club wanted to ensure its players had the best respiratory function and to ensure their lung health was in optimal condition. The team physician turned to Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Specialist Care for help. Dr Steve Lewis, Fulham Football Club's team physician, was…
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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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Category: News | Heart
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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