Inherited heart (cardiac) conditions

We aim to improve the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of patients with inherited heart disease. We provide:

  • diagnosis
  • high-quality care
  • psychological support for you and your family

We offer clinics at Guy's and St Thomas' and King's College Hospitals. These clinics combine clinical, familial and genetic assessment. We aim to minimise the number of visits you make to hospital.

We work closely with our children's heart services team at Evelina London to provide a smooth transition of care from childhood, to adolescence through to adulthood.

Our team includes:

  • consultants
  • visiting consultants
  • specialist nurses
  • genetic counsellors
  • a specialist cardiac physiologist
  • administrative staff

Cardiac conditions we support

Inherited cardiac conditions are family disorders that can affect the heart muscle and the heart rhythm. Our team of doctors and other healthcare professionals provide treatment and support for a range of conditions.

We have access to a number of tests for the heart and genetic tests.

Heart muscle conditions (cardiomyopathies)

Inherited heart muscle conditions are also known as cardiomyopathies. These can lead to heart failure. They include:

Heart rhythm conditions (arrhythmia syndromes)

Inherited heart rhythm conditions are also known as inherited arrhythmia syndromes. These conditions can cause problems with the heart rate and rhythm. They include:

Muscular dysrophies

Muscular dystrophies associated with heart involvement:

  • myotonic dystrophy
  • limb girdle muscular dystrophy
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Inherited aortopathies

Inherited metabolic disease

We also see people with inherited metabolic disease with heart involvement such as mitochondrial disorders and Anderson-Fabry disease

Health information

British Heart Foundation has information and support for people with inherited heart conditions.

Genetic Alliance supports people with genetic, rare and undiagnosed conditions in the UK.

Our consultants

Rachel Bastiaenen, consultant cardiologist and honorary senior lecturer (clinical lead for ICC)

Gerald Carr-White, consultant cardiologist (clinical director)

Yaso Emmanuel, consultant cardiologist

Brian Halliday, consultant cardiologist

Tevfik Ismail, senior lecturer and honorary consultant cardiologist

Stam Kapetanakis, consultant cardiologist

Zohya Khalique, consultant cardiologist

Sujeev Mathur, consultant paediatric cardiologist

Radha Ramachandran, consultant in metabolic medicine

Will Regan, consultant paediatric cardiologist

Leema Robert, consultant in cardiovascular genetics

Eric Rosenthal, consultant paediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist

Hannah Sinclair, consultant cardiologist

Nabeel Sheikh, consultant cardiologist and honorary senior lecturer

Jessica Webb, consultant cardiologist (clinical lead for heart failure)

Research and clinical trials

We are part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. This brings together research, clinical excellence and world-class teaching to deliver advances in healthcare.

Last updated: December 2023

Contact us

Secretaries phone: 020 7188 9497, 020 7188 9256, 020 7188 4927 and 020 7188 7188 extension 52113

Email: [email protected]

We'll respond to your email within 2 working days.


Cardiac outpatients, ground floor, North Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Cardiac outpatients, 1st floor, Southwark Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Cardiac outpatients, suite 6, 1st floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS

Clinical help and advice

Email: [email protected]

Existing patients needing urgent advice can email our inherited cardiac conditions specialist nurses.

We'll respond to your email within 2 working days.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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