The largest specialist heart and lung centre in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in Europe
Last year (2010/11), we cared for over 29,000 patients of all ages on our wards and more than 137,000 patients at our outpatient clinics.
We performed the UK's first coronary angioplasty in 1980. Today, we treat over 1,100 people who have blocked coronary arteries and carry out around another 1,400 heart operations every year.
We carried out over 8,500 cardiology (heart) procedures such as angiograms, angioplasties, electrophysiological procedures and the fitting of pacemakers in 2010/11.
Our Heart Attack Centre at Harefield has pioneered the use of primary angioplasty for the treatment of heart attacks and has one of the fastest arrival-to-treatment times in the UK, a crucial factor in patients' survival.
The VAD (artificial heart) programme at Harefield Hospital, is one of the world’s most established VAD programmes with a long history of clinical, scientific and humanitarian excellence.