Paediatric cardiac morphology

The cardiac morphology unit at Royal Brompton Hospital specialises in the structure of the heart from the fetus through to adulthood. It is an internationally recognised centre for research and education in congenital heart disease ('holes in the heart') and acquired heart disease.  

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.

Upcoming courses

We offer a range of courses throughout the year, in association with other departments looking at a range cardiac morphology subjects. You can book and pay online for our courses and find out more information about the course itself and speakers. 

About the team 

Our cardiac morphology unit is headed by Professor Yen Ho and Dr Karen P McCarthy, and the team work in three core functions; research, education and service. Find out more about the team and how to find them

Leon Gerlis Cardiac Morphology Museum

This is a unique educational resource of the unit which contains fully illustrated catalogues and videos, open to healthcare professionals for review. Read more about the museum.


We have a range of textbooks, handbooks and DVDs that are available to purchase which span a vast array of cardiac morphology topics and feature many of the Trust's staff with expertise in this area. 

Articles and publications

Our cardiac morphology team have been published in numerous medical journals and publications. Review and read the articles

Related content

Available courses About the paediatric cardiac morphology team  Anatomy for electrophysiologists Cardiac anatomy for radiographers
Cardiac morphology for physiologists Multimodality imaging in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) course Echocardiography in congenital heart disease course (paediatrics) Effective prenatal screening of congenital
Hands-on cardiac morphology course Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from the fetus to adulthood

Postop morphology of the congential heart

Textbooks, handbooks and DVDs
Anatomy for cardiac electrophysiologists Congenital heart disease DVD Leon Gerlis Cardiac Morphology Museum Practicalities and controversies in the treatment of congenital heart disease course 
Articles and publications