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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…
Category: Heart
Harefield Hospital is one of two centres in the UK using thumb ECGs. Dr Wajid Hussain explains the benefits of this new method for diagnosing abnormal heart rhythms, and how it can be used to determine the risk of stroke. Diagnosing arrhythmia There are several methods for diagnosing abnormal…
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…
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…
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…
Category: Heart
Harefield Hospital provides a specialised screening service for a genetic heart disorder called familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), which affects an estimated 120,000 people in the UK, can cause early heart disease and lead to premature death. While symptoms…
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…
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…
Category: Heart
Dr Sabine Ernst, consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist, has featured in Al Jazeera health innovations programme ‘The Cure’ performing a catheter ablation on a faulty heart rhythm using a magnetic navigation system. In this innovative procedure, Dr Ernst steers the catheter through the…
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…