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Welcome
Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
World champion thanks ‘lifesaving’ study
Trust gives organ donation a lift
New app could reduce unnecessary treatment
Help for teens with pacemakers
Out-of-hours cancer helpline
King's Health Partners outcomes book published
Protecting your data
Cancer Survivors’ Day Celebration Walk
Good luck to our abseilers
Get support for your idea
Friends and Family Test – March
Health: Truth or Scare
A trip down memory lane
Secrets of kidney cancer unlocked
11 May – International Nurses' Day
15 May – free sleep disorders seminar
15 May – Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week
21 May – have you used Guy’s pharmacy?
22 May – vote for your governor representatives
22 May – International Clinical Trials Day celebrations
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World champion thanks ‘lifesaving’ study

A world champion powerlifter has credited a pioneering research study with saving his life. Alan Luker, 68, joined the REVIVED trial at St Thomas’ Hospital after having an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) fitted in 2013.

 

The study is assessing if patients with coronary artery disease benefit from having a stent inserted into their blocked artery. The multi-centre study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, recently recruited more than 400 patients out of 700.

 

Alan says: “Without the study I believe I’d be dead by now. I’m convinced both the stent and defibrillator have given me a quality of life I couldn’t have dreamed of.”