The most common reasons a person needs heart surgery are because they have:

Types of heart surgery

The types of heart surgery we perform at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals are:

Find out more about how to prepare for heart surgery, what to expect from it and how to look after yourself afterwards in our heart surgery services information. 

Coronary artery disease is also known as 'ischaemic heart disease' and occurs when a fatty substance called 'atheroma' develops on the inside of an artery.

Our congenital heart disease (CHD) centre is one of the largest in the country. Clinical teams treat more than 10,000 patients with these diseases each year.

Useful information

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You can also download a PDF version of our patient information booklets:

After your heart operation - Royal Brompton Hospital - February 2022 (PDF, 2.2MB)