Our specialist cardiovascular centre treats problems of the heart and blood vessels. We provide a wide range of services to London, the south east and beyond. Guy's and St Thomas' also has an internationally renowned children's heart service at Evelina London Children's Hospital.
Coronavirus: cardiovascular services update
We know that this is a concerning time for lots of people, especially if you have an existing health problem. Most people with coronavirus (COVID-19) have mild symptoms and make a full recovery. Having a heart and circulatory condition probably doesn’t make you any more likely to catch coronavirus than anyone else. However, if you have a heart or circulatory condition it may mean that you could become more ill if you get coronavirus, which is why it’s really important to protect yourself.
Over the next few weeks and months we are changing how we work in the cardiovascular department at Guy's and St Thomas', so that we continue to provide the best care we can for our current patients, assess and treat new patients, and also look after patients with coronavirus. This means we are adapting how we look after patients, both in and out of our hospital, to ensure everyone's safety.
What does this mean for you?
- As always, we remain completely committed to caring for you and your family. If you are worried about your health or feel that your symptoms are getting worse, please let us know so that we can give you the help and treatment you need.
- If you have symptoms that could be a medical emergency (such as a heart attack or stroke), dial 999.
To help us manage the increasing demand on our services caused by coronavirus, we may ask you to see a different doctor or nurse.
Where appropriate, we may hold appointments over the phone or via a video service.
- Visit our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page for answers to common queries we have been receiving.
Please visit the links below. Each cardiovascular speciality area has a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any questions, please contact your team directly and we will respond to you as soon as we can.