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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: 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…
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…
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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 | Heart
Harefield Hospital’s Mr Shazhad Raja used off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting to carry out a quadruple bypass, with excellent results for patient Mr Ian Gratte. On a family trip to Italy, Ian Gratte’s first experienced symptoms - tightness in the chest and breathlessness. He first thought it …
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…
Category: News | Lung
Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and accounts for approximately 13 per cent of all cancers. It also has the highest mortality rate in the UK for both males and females. But with two different surgical approaches available, it is not always clear which option would be best. At…
Category: News | Heart
More cardiac arrhythmia patients can now benefit from zero radiation exposure during transcatheter procedures, thanks to innovative three dimensional (3D) mapping systems. Arrhythmias or heart rhythm problems are experienced by more than two million people a year in the UK. At Royal Brompton…
Category: News | Lung
People who experience breathlessness during exercise tend to be diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. However, for some patients, these symptoms are not alleviated by standard asthma treatments. Instead, the cause may be a laryngeal obstruction. At Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals…