What we do
About Leeds Congenital Heart
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.
It also includes the screening of large numbers of normal children to exclude 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
The Foetal Cardiology Service
When a pregnant woman has a 20 week scan, checks are made on the foetus's heartbeat and function. If an anomaly or issue is detected, the woman will be referred to the Foetal Cardiology Service for a more detailed investigation. It may also be that you have been referred to the service because of a know family history of congenital heart disease or another genetic condition that can affect the heart and circulation.
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Inherited Cardiac Conditions
This service is based at the Yorkshire Heart Centre and the Regional Genetics Centre at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. It is a specialised genetic and cardiac service covering the Yorkshire region and run by a dedicated multidisciplinary team.
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