Royal Brompton Hospital is a part of Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea and Harefield Hospital near Uxbridge. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. It is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the United Kingdom (UK). Philip Rose was the first to establish this hospital which was also known as The Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest. Rose travelled the country to explain the aims of the hospital, setting up 14 provincial associations, 157 churches promised to preach special sermons as a means of fund raising.
Hospital aims to develop research teams by creating six new Consortia in key advanced lung diseases to progress future research and improve treatment for patients, provide the core facilities, including the new Clinical Research Facility, needed by the Consortia to undertake their work, encourage greater participation from patients and the public on research projects, facilitate the training of health professionals in Advanced Lung Disease. Research at the cardiovascular BRU will concentrate on increasing the understanding of poor heart function in people living with cardiomyopathy (inherited heart muscle disease), arrhythmia (irregular heart-beat), coronary heart disease and heart failure by Faster identification of genes linked to heart disease with a view to providing more personalised treatment for patients in the future, Improving imaging techniques to diagnose patients more accurately and monitor any changes occurring in the heart, Conducting clinical trials to investigate new treatments or advancements to improve current medical care, Developing new techniques such as gene therapy and stem cell therapy.
The prospectus for the Hospital stated that for the last 6 months of 1837 out of 148,701 deaths from all causes, 27,754 were from consumption. In November 2011, Royal Brompton Hospital was named as one of only five hospitals in the country that will offer extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to adults in an initiative that positions England as one of the leading countries in the world for the provision of this treatment.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Royal Brompton Hospital that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Royal Brompton Hospital that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.