Thanks to our generous supporters, we raised over £356,200 for our Catheter Lab Appeal to support Royal Brompton in making its catheter laboratory better for hundreds of patients who undergo life-saving treatments each year. 

In March 2018, we launched our #ManyMoreHearts Catheter Lab Appeal to ensure Royal Brompton patients benefit from innovative equipment in our non-surgical procedure unit or 'cath lab'. And with your help, we raised over £356,200.

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 and we hope that you will help us reach our goal.

Why did 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.

Thank you to everyone who supported this life-changing appeal.