Conditions we treat

Want to know more about the conditions we treat at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)? Just search below:


Endocarditis is an inflammation (swelling) of the inner lining (endocardium) of the chambers of the heart usually as a consequence of an infection.

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Inherited heart rhythm disturbances

An inherited condition means one that runs in families (genetic), rather than being present from birth (congenital). They are caused by a mutation in the genes responsible for the production of the channels that carry the electrical pulses controlling the

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Ventricular septal defect (VSD)

A ventricular septal defect means that there is a hole between the lower pumping chambers (ventricles) in the heart.

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Transposition of the great arteries

Transposition of the great arteries is a condition where that the two main blood vessels leaving the heart, the pulmonary artery (which takes blood to the lungs to pick up oxygen) and the aorta (which takes blood from the heart to the body) are swapped ov

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Tracheal stenosis

This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains tracheal stenosis, how it can be treated and what to expect when a child has treatment. This page mainly concentrates on the ‘long segment’ type of tracheal stenosis and its treatment.

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