Our specialists at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals are continuously innovating in minimally invasive cardiology procedures and improving care delivery.

Both hospitals have been ranked as some of the world’s best centres for heart care by US Newsweek, the American weekly news magazine.

Transcatheter valve repair and replacement

We are a leading centre for minimally invasive transcatheter (via a blood vessel) procedures to repair or replace damaged heart valves:

  • TAVI procedure for aortic valve replacement.
  • Mitraclip procedure for mitral valve repair.
  • Triclip and Pascal procedures for tricuspid valve repair.

These bring symptomatic improvements to patients that otherwise may not be suitable for open-heart surgery.

Dr Robert Smith in Cath Lab

Advanced heart rhythm treatments

We’re experts in managing the most complex heart rhythm problems. Our cardiologists perform a range of cardiac ablation techniques (procedures that scar heart tissue to block irregular electrical signals) as well as advancing leadless pacemaker technologies. In fact, we have been awarded as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ by the Arrythmia Alliance for our work in this field.

Innovative care for coronary heart disease

Shockwave IVL is an innovative transcatheter technology to treat more advanced forms of coronary heart disease. Co-developed with our consultants, it uses sound waves to break down calcium in the walls of stiff coronary arteries to make treatment more effective.

Dr David Gareth Jones in cath lab

Minimally invasive aortic repair

Our experts are pioneers in minimally invasive treatments for thoracic aortic dissection and aortic aneurysms, including the TEVAR procedure. This procedure utilises a stent graft to reinforce or repair a weakened aorta, providing an alternative to open heart surgery.

We are one of the few centres that can treat aneurysms in the thoracic ascending aorta, aortic arch and descending aorta using the TEVAR approach.

Our specialists also pioneered the FLIRT procedure which is a minimally invasive approach to treat recurring and problematic tears in the aorta following previous interventions.

Congenital heart disease

Our adult congenital heart disease unit at Royal Brompton Hospital was the first of its kind in Europe and remains the largest. With our expertise in fetal and paediatric congenital heart disease at both Royal Brompton and Evelina London Children’s hospitals, we can provide heart care from before birth to later in life.

Dad cuddling with baby

Sports cardiology

Our Sports Cardiology Service at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals is internationally renowned and provides heart care to professional and recreational athletes of any age.

Our multidisciplinary team of cardiology, cardiac surgery and imaging specialists work together to diagnose and treat all heart problems that can affect exercise performance.

Mature man running outdoors


Cardio-oncology is the field of heart care in cancer patients. Unfortunately, life-saving cancer treatments can harm the heart and circulatory system. Our heart specialists work to monitor and protect the health of cancer patients during treatment, preventing problems from occurring.

Royal Brompton Hospital has been recognised as a ‘Gold Class Centre of Excellence’ by the International Cardio-Oncology Society.

Heart failure

Heart failure, where the heart becomes less effective at pumping blood around the body, affects approximately 1 million people in the UK. It can be caused by a heart attack, but also coronary heart disease, heart valve disease and heart rhythm problems.

Our experts can treat all types of heart failure to help slow down disease progression, including the implantation of a ventricular assist device (VAD) for severe heart failure.

Discover our cardiology experts

Our cardiologists are world-leading experts who offer the latest and most innovative treatments, supported by an experienced multi-disciplinary team, to ensure you receive the right treatment for you