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A new heart implant called ‘Watchman FLX’ that can help reduce the risk of stroke by up to 80 per cent has recently been made available in the UK.
A night time face mask can improve energy levels and vitality in people who suffer from the condition sleep apnoea, which is associated with snoring and breathing problems at night. This is the finding from a new study of over 300 patients, published in the journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, led by Imperial College London.
The latest Children and Young People’s Patient Experience Survey, published on 19th November by the Care Quality Commission, has identified Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust as performing ‘much better than expected’ when compared to other Trusts, for the experiences of children aged up to seven years old.
Doctors at Royal Brompton Hospital have treated more babies using cardiac catheter interventions than any other centre in Europe. More than 80 premature babies with Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) – a life threatening congenital heart defect which causes a leak between blood vessels from an opening in the heart – have been treated at the hospital using this pioneering catheter procedure.