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Category: News | Heart
77 Wimpole Street brings another first for RB&HH: the ability to offer cutting-edge PET-CT imaging. As one of the few PET-CT scanners in the country offering rubidium cardiac PET, and one of the first in London, our imaging team offers complex cardiac diagnostics to our private and…
Category: News | Heart
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a slowly debilitating condition where the heart muscle thickens inappropriately. The disease is inherited and it is estimated it may affect as many as one in 500 people. The faulty gene can be inherited from either parent, and relatives may have similar heart…
Category: News | Heart
RB&HH Specialist Care has launched a genetic diagnostic test for patients with suspected familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). The unique service is available at Harefield Hospital and our 77 Wimpole Street outpatients and diagnostics clinic in central London.  
Category: News | Heart
Royal Brompton & Harefield hospitals have a long history of innovation in remote monitoring of heart failure with skilled multi-disciplinary clinical staff and several research studies in this area. An implanted device is now being rolled out as the next step in remote monitoring for this…
Category: Heart
A recent breakthrough could keep an organ alive for 24 hours after donation. Keeping a donated heart alive for a day or more is a step closer – and could mean fewer people dying while on the transplant waiting list. A new method was tested on the first patient in August 2017, with a heart kept in…
Category: Lung
It is common for infants to have recurrent episodes of cough and wheeze with colds and be completely well in between episodes. Usually, they will be diagnosed as having episodic viral wheezing. Despite what many parents are told, a small proportion will have genuine infantile asthma which is…
Category: Heart | News
A large number of consultants from Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals attended the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The event, which took place from Saturday 26 August until Wednesday 30 August 2017, is the world's largest cardiovascular congress with over 500…
Category: Heart | News
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common inherited cardiac condition and is associated with an increased risk of sudden death in the young. It is frequently associated with symptomatic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care is one…
Category: Heart | News
Experts at RB&HH Specialist Care lead the way by treating heart valve disease with transcatheter alternatives to conventional open heart surgery. The transcatheter valve service - established at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals in 2007 - is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team,…
Category: Heart
With more than a million over-65-year-olds thought to be affected by heart valve disease in the UK alone, experts at RB&HH have been leading the way in recent years to develop new lifesaving alternatives for patients who are at increased risk from conventional open heart surgery, or who might…