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Category: Heart
A patient at Royal Brompton Hospital as one of the first in the UK to be fitted with an innovative new pacemaker that works without leads.  Bill Hill, 78 from Buckinghamshire, was implanted with a Nanostim™ pacemaker to treat slow heart rate in atrial fibrillation (AF). Bill had the Nanostim…
Category: Heart
One of Harefield Hospital's leading consultant surgeons, Mr Toufan Bahrami, discusses the latest developments in aortic valve replacement. The techniques of aortic valve replacement are rapidly evolving, with multiple approaches and valve options available. At Harefield Hospital, great success has…
Category: Heart
New research carried out by experts at Royal Brompton Hospital suggests a possible link between cancer and the deterioration of heart function. Common cancer treatments, particularly chemotherapy and drugs, are known to be potentially toxic to the heart, however findings from this study – …
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Our new private outpatient and diagnostic facility has opened at 77 Wimpole Street in central London. Featuring eight consulting rooms and extensive diagnostic services, the new facility at 77 Wimpole Street brings the world-renowned expertise of Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals into the…
Category: Heart
Some cancer patients experience heart problems due to their cancer treatment, and cardio-oncology can be exacerbated if the patient has a pre-existing heart condition. Effect of cancer treatment on the heart Currently, only some cancer treatments have a direct correlation with the function of the…
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Patients with heart failure caused by mitral regurgitation can experience a better quality of life thanks to MitraClip®. Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a leakage of blood flowing backwards through the mitral valve each time the left ventricle contracts. The leaking valve causes blood to flow the…
Category: Heart
A clinical trial in progress at Royal Brompton Hospital aims to significantly improve treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) by removing some of the heart's nerve endings. The procedure - carried out for the first time ever and led by expert consultants - involves using an innovative…
Category: News | Heart
ExoVasc® Personalised External Aortic Root Support (PEARS) is a conservative treatment to manage aortic dilation and dissection in patients with Marfan syndrome. The treatment was pioneered by Professor John Pepper through the creation of a device by Exstent Ltd. Today, over 60 patients have been …
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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…