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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: 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: 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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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: Lung | News
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is diagnosed in over 900,000 Britons each year. Non-invasive endobronchial valves and coils are now giving new life to patients with emphysema. Emphysema and bronchitis are debilitating conditions - linked to smoking, occupational exposure to…
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Category: News | Lung
London’s renowned Royal Brompton Hospital has recently expanded its capacity for patients who require weaning from invasive ventilation. This complex service has drawn patients to the hospital from across the globe due to the expertise of the staff and the excellent facilities. Observational…
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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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