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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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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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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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