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Heart surgery will become obsolete and Star Trek-like handheld scanners are likely to become a reality, according to experts at the UK’s leading specialist heart and lung centre.

Three patients reflect on how specialists at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals have saved their lives and provided lifelong care.
Inpatients rated the overall experience of care at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust as “better than expected” when compared with other trusts, according to results from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) national adult inpatient survey.
The length of time it takes to deliver new drugs and treatments to patients was examined in detail during a keynote lecture at the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester.