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Category: In the media | Heart
Women are being left at risk of repeat heart attacks and early death because doctors see heart disease as a male problem, a new study has shown. Researchers from The University of Leeds and the British Heart Foundation claim women are dying because many are not offered stents to unblock arteries,…
Category: Heart | In the media
Harefield heart patient Andrew Britton and his wife Lauren have named their ‘miracle’ child after Andrew's surgeon, Mr Fabio De Robertis. While on honeymoon in the Maldives, Andrew developed myocarditis - a viral infection that leads to inflammation and damage to the heart. After numerous cardiac…
Category: Lung | In the media
Professor recommends lung cancer screening for older smokers. Following the release of US data, Professor John Field from the University of Liverpool suggests that planning should start immediately for a new lung cancer screening service targeting older smokers in the UK. According to Professor…
Category: Lung | In the media
A study on estimated cancer mortality rates, published in the Annals of Oncology, found that lung cancer deaths in European women is set overtake breast cancer deaths within the next two to three years. Since 2009, lung cancer death rates in women in Europe has increased by seven per cent, while…
Category: Heart | In the media
A recent audit has found that people with diabetes are 48 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than those in the general population.  The National Diabetes Audit by NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre, the charity Diabetes UK and the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership,…
Category: Lung | In the media
As research suggests an increase in lung cancer, consider booking a lung cancer risk assessment clinic to put your mind at ease. A study in cancer rates predicts that in the next 30 years the number of women with lung cancer will more than treble. The number is estimated to go up from its current…
Category: Lung | In the media
Research suggests that improvements in diagnosis and treatment is lowering the death rate for lung cancer. New research released by Cancer Research UK and Professor Peter Sasieni, from Queen Mary, University of London, suggests that death rates from some types of cancer will fall by up to half…
Category: In the media
Renal denervation, a new procedure available through Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care, could improve outcomes for patients with treatment-resistant hypertension. According to three studies presented at the recent European Society of Cardiology (ESC) meeting, and recently…