Funding innovation in our Cath Lab Donate Fundraise Help us mend many more hearts and ensure Royal Brompton patients benefit from innovative equipment in our non-surgical procedure unit, or 'cath lab' We are raising £400,000 to support the hospital in redeveloping its catheter laboratory, where hundreds of patients undergo non-invasive, life-saving treatments each year. Will you be a part of this important change? What is a cardiac catheter laboratory? Royal Brompton's catheter laboratory, often called the 'cath lab', is where our heart patients undergo non-surgical procedures and tests, like angiograms and angioplasties. It is also where a patient would go to have a pacemaker fitted. Patients are usually awake throughout these 'non-invasive' procedures, which means they can often go home on the same day. Our cath lab shouldn't be confused with our operating theatres, where patients go when they need heart surgery. This is far more invasive and takes a lot longer to recover from. The Charity is very proud to support innovation that will allow our patients to return to their normal lives, families and friends, far sooner. What equipment is the Charity funding? With your help, we hope to fund a state of the art scanner called an Artis One, which provides better image quality, which helps doctors diagnose patients more effectively. We are also raising money to fund the display monitors, needed by medical staff to view high resolution imagery. Finally, we are raising money to fund a brand new operating table to replace the cath lab's current outdated one. Why do we need your help? While the NHS Trust that looks after Royal Brompton can afford to fund a refurbishment of the cath lab, it has struggled to find the funding for the equipment, which is so needed to ensure our heart patients get the best possible treatment. That's why we are stepping in to plug the gap, and why we're asking for your help to achieve this important ambition. Please consider making a donation. Thank you.