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Dr Pantazis and Dr De Robertis at Arab Health

UK surgeons perform innovative cardiac procedure at Arab Health

DUBAI, February 1, 2017

Specialist surgeons from UK's Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals (RB&HH) took to the show floor to demonstrate a procedure that provides rapid relief for those suffering Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, at the Arab Health 2017 in Dubai.

Through this surgery, patients are able to experience a substantial improvement in quality of life and the risk of sudden cardiac arrest is reduced, the hospital said.

RB&HH is one of few specialist Inherited Cardiac Conditions (ICC) centres across the globe, and the procedure provides hope to patients in the Middle East with obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, an inherited heart disease, which affects as many as 1:500 people across the world.

Performed to an audience made up of show visitors, the technically demanding practise was simulated by Fabio De Robertis, adult consultant cardiac and transplant surgeon at RB&HH while Dr Antonis Pantazis, consultant cardiologist at RB&HH, lead of the Cardiomyopathy Service, talked through the procedure.

The simulation was the first time that RB&HH performed the surgery in the Middle East. The demonstration took place on the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) stand (UK Pavilion, Zabeel Hall 1, Stand Z1D30), Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care is the private arm of the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe.  RB&HH Specialist Care offers heart and lung care to patients from around the globe and is based across three convenient London locations: Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea, Harefield Hospital near Uxbridge, and RH&HH Specialist Care Outpatients and Diagnostics facility in central London. - – TradeArabia News Service

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