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

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

Cardiac anatomy for radiographers
18 February 2020

Hands-on cardiac morphology 
Spring course 25, 26, 27 March 2020
Summer course 3, 4, 5 June 2020

Effective prenatal screening of congenital heart disease course 
21, 22, 23 May 2020

Echocardiography in congenital heart disease 
8, 9, 10, 11 June 2020 (option to attend specific days)

Anatomy for electrophysiologists 
1, 2 June 2020

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from the foetus to adulthood
10 September 2020

Multimodality imaging in adult cardiac congenital heart disease (ACHD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) course
23 and 24 September 2020

Cardiac morphology for physiologists
25 September 2020

Postop morphology of the congenital heart 
Dates for 2020 to be announced

Practicalities and controversies in the treatment of congenital heart disease course    
Dates for 2020 to be announced

7th annual exam orientated congenital echocardiography course
Dates for 2020 to be announced

Fetal cardiology for obstetricians and fetal medicine specialists
23 and 24 January 2020.