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Category: News
Private patient services To help provide much needed capacity in our hospitals we are reducing the number of private patient services available. If you have any questions or concerns, please email privatepatients@rbht.nhs.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Contacting us Due to the…
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Category: Heart
A ground-breaking new technology is now available at RB&HH Specialist Care, which can fracture problematic calcium in the walls of coronary arteries, enabling optimal stent expansion and improved blood flow to the heart.   Coronary artery calcification (CAC) can result in increased stiffness…
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At RB&HH Specialist Care, you can access private care at three convenient locations across London: Royal Brompton Hospital, Harefield Hospital and 77 Wimpole Street. Royal Brompton Hospital Royal Brompton Hospital is a specialist heart and lung centre in the heart of London’s world-renowned…
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Category: Heart
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative approach to conventional open-heart surgery. The procedure is not just for those who would benefit from a minimally invasive approach, it can show better results in candidates suitable for open-heart surgery too.         The TAVI…
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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
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…
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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: 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…
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