In this issue
Welcome
Helping you stay well
Inspiring patients
NHS rainbow badges
New pacemaker trial
Funding youth workers in hospitals
Help assess our care environment
Two minutes with...Evelina London's service improvement team
Opportunities to get involved
Christmas gifts with a difference
Carols by Candlelight
Charity support for the Trust
Friends and Family Test
Celebrating award success
Allied Health Professional stars shine
Cardiac physiologist scoops award
Superbaby to celebrate first birthday
CPR for schoolchildren
Premature baby becomes neonatal doctor
7 November – dermatology information
20 November – performing arts
26 November – palliative care seminar
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New pacemaker trial

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is trialling new technology that helps position pacemaker leads in the most effective areas for patients with heart failure.

 

Doctors use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans which are layered on top of an X-ray in real time. This allows cardiologists to quickly and easily calculate the best position for the lead.

 

David Butler, the first patient on the study, says: “I used to get tired very easily. The day after the operation I woke up and said ‘Wow, I feel great’.”