About cardiovascular surgery

Cardiaovascular surgery concentrates on heart problems only in the cardiovascular system, while cardiothoracic surgery focuses on a range of surgeries on the heart and lungs or thorax. 

Initial investigations and cardiac tests would come under a cardiologist or interventional cardiologist. Following a diagnosis, and if more than medical management is required, your consultant may recommend an interventional cardiac procedure or heart surgery.

London Bridge Hospital, The Wellington Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic are all recognised as Centres of Excellence for cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. For three consecutive years, our surgical outcomes for cardiac patients have been above the national average (99.2%, higher than the national average of 96.7%). Our survival rate for all operations has remained greater than 99% for the last nine years.1 This is a direct reflection of our dedicated consultants, cardiac nurses and the staff throughout our hospitals.

Some of the conditions we treat

Our heart team can book you a cardiac specialist appointment for the next working day1 on 020 7616 4988

Surgical treatment options

See a cardiac surgeon on the next working day*. Get in touch with our heart team today to learn more about our heart surgery services on 020 7616 4988

The Harley Street Clinic

The Vascular Centre at The Harley Street Clinic is dedicated to identifying and treating a wide range of vascular conditions using our unrivalled skills in vascular imaging, minimally invasive (endovascular) surgery and open surgery.

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London Bridge Hospital

Led by internationally renowned consultants, the vascular and endovascular service at London Bridge Hospital provides one of the most extensive private offerings in the UK and specialises in the treatment of all vascular conditions.
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Request a cardiac appointment

If heart symptoms are affecting your quality of life, we’re here to help. Our heart team is available to book an appointment with a cardiac specialist.

Call us today

020 7616 4988

Terms and conditions

* Based on availability across HCA UK facilities. Appointments team open Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays.

Our survival rate for all cardiac surgery between 2018-2021 was 99.2%, higher than the national average of 96.72%.
  Data source: National Institute of Cardiovascular Outcomes Research, 2022 report.

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