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:
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