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Category: Heart
Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation is a well-known corrective procedure. Thanks to new innovative three-dimensional (3D) mapping systems, more cardiac arrhythmia patients can now benefit from zero radiation exposure during transcatheter procedures. Pioneered by Dr Sabine Ernst, consultant…
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RB&HH leads the way with innovative procedures and treatments for heart and lung disease. Here is the latestresearch from our team of expert consultants. European Society of Cardiology highlights pioneering research and patient care at Royal Brompton Hospital The European Heart Journal…
At Harefield Hospital, patients with pleural pathology and those with metastatic tumours in the lung can be treated using less invasive and more effective surgical approaches in the form of video-assisted and open procedures using the new Plastmajet® System. This is a high-energy surgical device…
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Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals’ clinicians regularly travel to share their knowledge with hospitals and healthcare organisations around the world. Our commitment to working with international teams has led us to develop a close relationship with the Sabah Al-Ahmad Cardiac Centre in Kuwait…
Category: Lung
Severe emphysema patients can receive a new lease of life, thanks to an innovative new vapor ablation treatment offered at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care. Emphysema is a progressive lung disease that can cause shortness of breath, coughing, fatigue and weight loss. It’s a…
Category: Lung
Having a cough that will not go away can be maddening and exhausting. While an occasional cough is normal, a cough that persists for more than eight weeks is termed a chronic cough and can have a massive impact on day-to-day life.       While managing a chronic cough can be challenging for both…
Category: Heart
Is there a link between sport and cardiac arrest? Can high-intensity sport cause cardiac events? If you have an undetected cardiovascular condition then it might – but, for the vast majority of people, exercise remains hugely beneficial     Over the years, a number of high-profile sportspeople…
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Based at Royal Brompton Hospital, the Clinical Genetics and Genomics laboratory offers diagnostic testing for families and individuals at risk of inherited diseases. The team of clinical experts assess whether the symptoms displayed by a patient are related to an inherited disease, which could be…
Category: News | Heart
Exercise should be an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But high-intensity sport may trigger a cardiac event if you have an undetected cardiovascular condition. Pheidippides, the original ‘marathon man’ who ran from Marathon to Athens in 490BC, has two claims to fame. Not only was he the…
Category: News | Lung
Getting the right treatment for sleep disorders is vital for patient welfare. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is one of the most common respiratory disorders. And due to our ageing population and high levels of obesity, it’s prevalence is increasing. But OSA often goes undiagnosed in the general…