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The Physicians’ Clinic is situated at 13-14 Devonshire Street within the same premises as the Harley Street Diagnostic Centre. This Centre represents a multi-million pound investment by HCA International that has established the most comprehensive diagnostic and consulting facility in the heart of the private healthcare sector in central London.
The Cardiomyopathy website has lots of information about cardiomyopathy, including how it is diagnosed, the various symptoms and what treatments are available. There is plenty of practical advice on general health and the effect of cardiomyopathy on everyday activities.
The cardiac charity SADS UK aims to save lives, providing information, funding research and medical equipment to prevent premature sudden cardiac death. Working in the areas of Research, Prevention and Emergency Care lives have been saved as a direct result of the work of SADS UK.
SADS UK highlights the fact that young people and even children can be affected by potentially fatal cardiac conditions. SADS UK was granted international affiliate status to the SADS Foundation, Utah in December 2000 and works with SADS organisations overseas.
The British Heart Foundation was founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals, who were concerned about the increasing death rate from cardiovascular disease. They wanted to fund extra research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease.
It is a major funder and authority in cardiovascular research, education and care, and relies predominantly on voluntary donations to meet its aims. In order to increase income and maximise the impact of its work, it also works with other organisations to combat premature death and disability from cardiovascular disease.
Spire Healthcare plc is the second largest provider of private healthcare in the United Kingdom. Spire Healthcare was formed from the sale of Bupa Hospitals to Cinven in 2007, followed by the purchase of Classic Hospitals and Thames Valley Hospital in 2008. The company launched its Perform at St. George’s Park facility in September 2012. Spire Healthcare operates a network of 38 private hospitals and ten clinics across the UK, as well as the Perform at St. George’s Park facility in Burton-Upon-Trent and London Fertility Centre.