Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD)

Congenital heart disease is a general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal way the heart works. The term "congenital" means the condition is present from birth.

We provide support to people aged 16 and over with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). Most people with ACHD will need long term follow-ups with us.

Our service includes:

  • diagnostic tests to help us assess your health
  • heart rhythm management 
  • catheter intervention
  • heart surgery
  • support transitioning from children's services to adult's
  • support for pulmonary hypertension
  • a maternal cardiology service
  • treatment for connective tissue disorder and cardiac genetics
  • special care dentistry


If you need to stay in hospital, you'll stay on one of our wards:

Our consultants

Harith Alam

Caroline Chenu

Natali Chung

Hannah Douglas

Yaso Emmanuel

Alessandra Frigiola

Matthew Jones

Halkawt Nuri

Eric Rosenthal

Shakeel Qureshi

Caner Salih

Conal Austin


Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

You can also email [email protected] for more information.

Last updated: December 2023

Contact us

General and appointment queries: 020 7188 1090 or 020 7188 1082

Medical queries: 020 7188 9712

If we do not answer your call, please leave a message including your name, date of birth and hospital number. We aim to call you back within 24 hours on working days.

Email: [email protected]

We aim to answer your email within 2 working days.

We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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