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A new aortic valve replacement, that doesn’t require sewing into place, is reducing surgery times and proving to be an innovative alternative to conventional options for treating aortic valve stenosis. Stenosis due to calcification is the commonest pathology of the aortic valve. When severe it…
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Patients will be seen within 24 hours by a consultant electrophysiologist with specialist expertise in arrhythmia management. A consultant-delivered rapid access cardiac arrhythmia clinic has been launched at Harefield Hospital. This service will allow patients to access the largest…
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Royal Brompton Hospital is steering the way with remote magnetic navigation to deliver impressive results for patients with cardiac arrhythmia. Millions of people suffer from a potentially fatal irregular heartbeat, which is often caused by problems with the heart’s electrical system. In some…
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The specialist aortic team at RB&HH Specialist Care treat patients with diseases of the thoracic aorta. Professor Christoph Nienaber, an integral member of the team, takes us through a case study of aortic dissection. Aortic dissection occurs when a tear in the inner wall of the aorta causes…
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is not only the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia, affecting approximately two per cent of the general population, but also represents a leading cause of stroke. Blood clots can form in the left atrial appendage (LAA) as a result of stagnated circulation and blood…
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Harefield Hospital’s Dr Paras Dalal is finding great success in the treatment of lung cancer with percutaneous tumour ablation. Lung cancer remains the greatest cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Despite excellent and advancing surgical, radiotherapy and chemotherapy techniques, outcomes remain…
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On World Heart Day, 29 September, it seems an appropriate time for us all to take stock of our health, and in particular our heart. Atherosclerosis, which is  a principle factor in the high number of deaths from smoking, and hypertension are the most common causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD…
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New research, led by Professor Eric Lim, consultant thoracic surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital, could revolutionise the way that cancer is diagnosed in the future. The pioneering test, which they believe will eventually be carried out in GP surgeries, will be able to provide rapid diagnosis and…
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Whilst it's well known that diet is an important factor for health and wellbeing, new studies showing the links between saturated fat and the risk of heart disease continue to raise debate. A recent study published in Circulation looked at the diet of over 17,000 people in the United States over a…
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Angina pain can be reduced and other myocardial functions improved with an innovative new treatment offered by Royal Brompton Hospital Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care is offering an innovative new treatment for refractory angina. Refractory angina is becoming more…