We offer a full service in invasive and interventional cardiology, performing over 3,000 procedures annually through our specialist cardiac catheter laboratories. Over 900 percutaneous coronary interventions are performed a year.
The trust is one of London’s eight designated “heart attack centres” providing 24/7 emergency angioplasty treatment for patients presenting with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction. This service admits patients directly, by-passing A&E, for immediate consultant-delivered treatment. The Royal Free consistently has the overall best performance in London for the speed of treating heart attack patients and was runner-up in the BMJ Awards Secondary Care Team in2010.
There is a comprehensive service for permanent pacemaker insertion and device therapy including the implantation of cardio defibrillators (ICD) and atrio-biventricular pacemakers for heart failure patients.