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New, innovative transcatheter mitral valve repair at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care

The transcatheter mitral valve repair programme at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, also called TMVR, is one of the world’s most experienced and comprehensive. Dr Robert Smith has treated in excess of 150 leaky mitral valves with innovative MitraClip therapy. So what’s it all about?

 
What can go wrong with the valves of the heart
Human heart […]

By |September 18th, 2019|Conditions, Hot Topics|0 Comments

What is frozen shoulder and how to treat it

Frozen shoulder is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness of the shoulder. The pain from a frozen shoulder can be severe and is often worse at night. The stiffness can affect the ability to carry out normal everyday activities such as dressing, bathing or driving.

 
What Causes a Frozen Shoulder?
The shoulder capsule surrounds the […]

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Introducing an innovative new emphysema treatment at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care

Emphysema patients can suffer from shortness of breath, weight loss, fatigue, persistent wheezing and chesty cough, and more. A type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, known as COPD, it is responsible for 30,000 deaths annually in the UK. However, severe emphysema patients can receive a new lease of life, thanks to an innovative new vapour […]

By |August 28th, 2019|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on Introducing an innovative new emphysema treatment at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care

What’s the deal with medical grade skin care?

The most important thing to recognise is that, although we all age, there are definitely many ways out there to avoid accelerating the process. Keep reading to find out ways how to reverse the signs of ageing with the right skin care regime. Once you have started to adopt a better lifestyle, such as getting […]

By |August 22nd, 2019|Skin & Beauty, Top Articles|Comments Off on What’s the deal with medical grade skin care?

The power of peer recommendations

In a world where value-based consumerism rules and people want to confirm their decisions through reading reviews, peer recommendations can be an incredibly powerful tool. Peer Recommendations allow you to display an endorsement from your professional colleagues, helping to highlight your medical expertise.

Why patients love peer recommendations
A 2019 Harvard Business Review report found that fewer […]

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How can cancer impact your mental health?

Cancer’s impact 

Due to medical advances over the last few decades, around half the people diagnosed with cancer are expected to survive for 10 years or more. The decline in quality of life caused by both the diagnosis and treatments e.g. surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy side effects (nausea, vomiting, hair loss, sleep problems, pain, flu like […]

By |August 6th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on How can cancer impact your mental health?

What is a molar pregnancy & what you need to know about this complication

Molar pregnancy, also known as Hydatidiform Mole or Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, occurs in around 1 in 600 to 1 in 1000 pregnancies. In this rare complication, the fetus and placenta do not develop normally, leading to a non-viable pregnancy.

Molar pregnancy can be partial or complete. Partial molar pregnancy is where there is a fetus with […]

By |July 18th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on What is a molar pregnancy & what you need to know about this complication

Getting your first smear test soon? Here’s what you need to know

Many people don’t know just how simple smear tests can be. They only take a few minutes, and Public Health England research shows that once women have been screened, 8 in 10 (87%) are ‘glad they went’ and that they were ‘put at ease by the nurse or doctor doing the test’ (84%). Regular screening is important […]

By |July 16th, 2019|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Getting your first smear test soon? Here’s what you need to know

How to spot sciatica and what to expect with treatment

Amongst my most commonly treated conditions is sciatica, which is characterised by pain which radiates from the lower spine. This discomfort can extend through the buttocks and legs. This pain, which ranges from mild to excruciating (medically termed lumbar radiculopathy) is a surprisingly common condition. While the general population has an 80-90% chance of experiencing […]

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Top tips for avoiding back pain at work

Occupational back pain is incredibly common. It can affect most people when remaining sedentary or not moving from one position for long periods of time. 

The most common presentations are: tightness, stiffness or pain through the neck, shoulders or lower back, but it can be felt anywhere along the spine from the head to the hips. In […]

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