Royal Brompton & Harefield hospitals: Private cardiology centre and heart clinic, London
Royal Brompton & Harefield Trust is one of Europe’s largest centres for the diagnosis and the treatment of heart disease. It is internationally recognised as a leader in the development of minimally invasive therapy for coronary heart disease.
All the consultants employed by Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals are highly skilled individuals who have a huge wealth of experience in treating both adults and children with heart problems. This experience has enabled the Trust to pioneer a number of new and effective treatments including stenting and ablation (to correct over-fast heartbeats). The UK’s first coronary angioplasty was carried out at Royal Brompton hospital in 1980 and in 1986 the hospital performed the world’s first direct laser coronary angioplasty. The hospital was a pioneer in this field when its consultants implanted the UK’s first coronary stent in 1988.
The Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust has comprehensive private patient services and facilities. It welcomes private patients from all over the world. Every private patient can be confident that they will have access to the most comprehensive range of advanced surgical and medical facilities. This is due to it also being a large, specialist NHS Trust.
Heart risk clinic at the Royal Brompton Hospital
If heart disease is diagnosed at the earliest possible stages, before symptoms develop, it can be successfully treated.
The Royal Brompton Hospital is a world-renowned centre for heart disease. Their detailed screening programme includes a range of state-of-the-art specialist tests to detect the early stages of heart disease from blood analyses, ECG, exercise ECG to echocardiogram and cardiovascular magnetic resonance. The screening takes around two hours and specialist medical experts are on hand throughout.
Round-the-clock care for private heart patients
Royal Brompton & Harefield Trust has a wide range of experts to care for patients, including specialist nurses and therapists who are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. This ensures you will be receiving reliably consistent care at one of the most clinically safe environments in the UK.
Areas of expertise in cardiology and heart problems
The consultants at Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust have excellent success rates and their particular areas of expertise include:
Hybrid procedures carried out for multivessel disease: keyhole surgery followed by stenting undertaken by cardiologists.
Different modes of ablation for atrial fibrilation.
One of the largest adult congenital heart disease units in the country, offering foetal, paediatric and adult services.
Advanced x-ray imaging, including three-dimensional investigation of arteries with biplane angiographic equipment at both hospitals
Fitting of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)
The Royal Brompton Hospital has comprehensive non-invasive cardiac imaging services, including nuclear medicine, CT scanning and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
All state-of-the-art technology for invasive electrophysiology is available. We have three purpose-built cardiac electrophysiology labs. All the labs are equipped with the latest 3-D mapping and navigation systems.
Complex cardiac surgery, including transplantation and implantable mechanical assist devices
Valvular surgery includes aortic valve repair and replacement with a full range of prostheses (mechanical, biological, homografts and autografts).
Expertise in aortic valve includes valve pressurization and ross procedures.
Particular expertise in both simple and complex repair of the mitral valve.
Full range of procedures including on and off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts (CABG) and robotically assisted keyhole surgery
What will my stay be like at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals?
The hospitals will make your stay as pleasant and as comfortable as possible. The accommodation at the hospitals consists entirely of comfortable single occupancy rooms with en-suite bathrooms. They are equipped with telephone, room service, televisions screening domestic and satellite channels. A newspaper is delivered daily and a wide variety of overseas papers are available on request.
If necessary the Private Patient Office can arrange accommodation for friends and family within the hospital or provide information about a number of local hotels within a varied price range.
As you would expect of an internationally recognised hospital, they ensure that all patients’ cultural and religious needs are respected during their stay. Their chefs offer a wide choice of cuisine. Patients can select from the a la carte menu or from menus suitable for diabetic, weight reducing, healthy eating, vegetarian, Halal and Kosher meals.
Fair prices for private cardiology and heart surgery
The pricing policy at Royal Brompton & Harefield Trust is based on the principle that it should be simple, open and fair. When compared to a great many comparable private institutions the prices are very competitive. In most cases when patients have health insurance with a recognised UK company they can arrange for your account to be settled directly by them, thereby alleviating unnecessary burden from the patient.
The cost of your procedure will vary on the complexity of your individual case. If you contact the Private Patient Office they will be able to provide you with an indication price. You may need to provide medical reports to enable them to provide an estimate of the potential costs.
All income generated by the provision of private care within NHS hospitals goes back into the hospital's general finances. This supports a large number of research initiatives and improvements. This has a resultant benefit for all patients whether they are of private or NHS status.