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A number of patient-centred initiatives have been selected to receive funding to help transform heart and lung care for adults and children. Teams from Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT), King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KCH) and King’s College London (KCL) will come together across several clinical areas, including cardiovascular, respiratory and critical care, to develop pioneering projects focused on improving patient care and outcomes for adults and children. Read more
A ‘simple’ modification of domiciliary (i.e. designed for use at home) non-invasive ventilators could significantly reduce oxygen consumption by hospitals treating Covid-19-related respiratory failure, a study by specialists at Royal Brompton Hospital has found. The findings, published in leading respiratory medicine journal Thorax, showed that the modified ventilators were able to successfully capture the oxygen during the expiration phase, that would have otherwise been released back into the atmosphere, resulting in a large amount of wasted oxygen. Read more
New measures have been put in place at our hospitals for patients who are coming in for an appointment, test or procedure. This video explains these, and other measures, in more detail. You will hear from Lucy Everett, matron and lead nurse in infection control, Paul Lidgate, senior nurse and matron, and Itayi Chinehasha, senior staff nurse, who talk you through what to expect during your visit. Watch video
New findings from a multi-national clinical trial, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) and authored by Royal Brompton Hospital consultant cardiologist, Dr Jonathan Hill, shows that patients with an advanced form of coronary artery disease (CAD) can benefit from a treatment using sonic pressure waves to break up hardened blockages in the heart. Dr Hill was the trial’s co-principal investigator and has trained cardiologists on the innovative procedure across the world. Read more