Procedures and treatments

Preparing a child for a procedure or treatment can be an anxious occasion. Great Ormond Street Hospital have produced a number of factsheets to help explain what will happen and what to expect.

18F-DOPA PET scans at UCLH

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan gives very detailed, three-dimensional images of the body.This page explains about 18F-DOPA PET scans at UCLH and what to expect when your child comes to have this procedure.

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24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force used by the heart to pump blood around the body. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, why it might be needed and how to carry it

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24-hour ECG monitoring

This page explains about 24-hour ECG monitoring, and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure.

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Acapella® Choice

This leaflet explains about the Acapella® Choice and what to expect when you receive one from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

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Adrenaline provocation test

An adrenaline provocation test is carried out to diagnose two conditions. One called Long QT syndrome the other CPVT (Catecholeminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia). This information sheet explains about adrenaline provocation tests, what is invol

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