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A global survey among tens of thousands of medical professionals (doctors, health care professionals and hospital managers) has identified Royal Brompton hospital in the top ten hospitals worldwide for cardiology. Read more.
A pioneering procedure to treat an aneurysm in the aortic arch, using minimally invasive keyhole surgery, has taken place for the first time in the UK at London’s Royal Brompton Hospital. The team, led by consultant interventional cardiologist Professor Christoph Nienaber and consultant cardiac surgeon Mr Ulrich Rosendahl, is the first to use this stent in the UK. Read more about the procedure
A year on from a double lung transplant at Harefield Hospital, 48-year-old Tim van Someren says his life has been completely ‘re-set’ by organ donation. Tim was discharged from Harefield Hospital in August 2019 after a double lung transplant in June 2019, following years of worsening health due to Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, a form of interstitial lung disease that causes slow and irreversible scarring of the lungs. Read Tim's story
To mark Organ Donation Week 2020, staff and patients from the transplant unit speak about the life-changing impact of organ donation and the transplantation services offered at the hospital. We hear from staff including a cardiac surgeon, transplant dietitian and clinical psychologist about their roles, the power of organ donation and the importance of discussing the subject with family and loved ones. Watch film