There are several types of congenital heart disease or CHD (heart problems present from birth). It is important for you to understand your/your child's condition, so that you know why you/they need a particular treatment.
Usual and unsual types of congenital heart disease are treated in out unit. Information about diagnosis and treatment can be found on our conditions page.
Most congenital heart diseases are diagnosed with echocardiography - a test that uses ultrasound waves to produce images of the heart.
Extra imaging, like MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), or heart catherisation, may also be needed.
Find out more about the diasgnosis techniques we use:
MRI - A type of scan that produces detailed pictures of the body
Echocardiography - An ultrasound scan of the heart
Catheterisations - Where a catheter is inserted into a large blood vessel in the body - can be used to diagnose or treat heart conditions
Heart surgery - Surgery to correct or repair heart problems