Royal Brompton cardiac morphology

The cardiac morphology unit at Royal Brompton Hospital specialises in the structure of the heart from the fetus through to adulthood. Professor S Yen Ho, Dr Karen P McCarthy and Dr Jan Lukas Robertus have developed an internationally recognised centre for research and education in congenital heart disease ('holes in the heart') and acquired heart disease.  

Our mission: To help in the understanding of congenital and pathological cardiac anatomy.

Cardiac morphology at the Royal Brompton Hospital has a long tradition of providing educational resources such as hands-on short courses and training for healthcare professionals; research – translational and observational; and diagnostic analysis of complex cardiac cases.

Our courses

Royal Brompton cardiac morphology runs various courses during the year, many of which are in association with other departments.

Courses include: 

  • cardiac morphology applied to cross-sectional imaging
  • congenital heart disease in fetal
  • paediatric and adult patients
  • cardiac surgery
  • cardiac electrophysiology. 

Upcoming courses

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Royal Brompton morphology courses in 2021. We hope to resume face to face courses in Autumn 2021, subject to the lifting of pandemic restrictions. Currently, to ensure your safety, we are adhering to government travel restrictions and our hospital’s rules regarding external visitors.

Our upcoming courses are below. Exact dates for the courses will be added as they become available.

Structural heart intervention webinar series

This series of webinars aims to provide:

  • an understanding of the morphology of the structural heart defects 
  • update current practice (guidelines) and imaging modalities 
  • discuss patient selection criteria 
  • to illustrate procedural techniques and case studies

The first in the series of webinars will be 'ASD: what, how, when?' on Wednesday 21 April 2021. Registration is now closed.

Exploring holes in the heart webinar

Hosted by the cardiac morphology department, this webinar introduces 3D visualization of anatomy, surgery, robotic management of arrhythmias in specific congenital heart defects. Please click the link above for more information about the course and how to register. 

Cardiac anatomy for radiographers
Next course TBC

Hands-on cardiac morphology 
Next course TBC

Effective prenatal screening of congenital heart disease course 
Next course TBC

Echocardiography in congenital heart disease 
Next course TBC

Anatomy for electrophysiologists 
Next course TBC

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from the foetus to adulthood
Next course TBC

Multimodality imaging in adult cardiac congenital heart disease (ACHD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) course
13-14 September 2021

Cardiac morphology for physiologists
Next course TBC

Postop morphology of the congenital heart 
Next course TBC

Practicalities and controversies in the treatment of congenital heart disease course  
Next course TBC

7th annual exam orientated congenital echocardiography course
Next course TBC