What we do
The congenital heart service identifies, diagnoses and treats congenital heart disease, arrhythmias and acquired heart disease in children. Treatment can be medical, surgical or both. We also screen large numbers of children to make sure they do not have cardiac problems. The range and interest of the service extends from pre-natal diagnosis to the treatment of congenital heart disease in adults.
We have clinics which run non invasive diagnostic investigations (tests to find out what could be the cause of problems) including electrocardiography, 24 hour ECG tape monitoring, exercise testing, colour Doppler echocardiography together with a full range of radiography, haematology, biochemistry and microbiology services.
We provide surgical treatment in Leeds Children’s Hospital and for adults with congenital heart disease in Leeds General Infirmary, and provide outpatient clinics in 16 local hospitals throughout Yorkshire, Humber and North Trent.
The congenital heart unit is supported by the Children's Heart Surgery Fund