About the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit

The Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is a multidisciplinary service specialising in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of young people with inherited cardiac conditions. 

The Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit at GOSH is the only unit in the UK dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of the full range of paediatric inherited cardiovascular conditions (ICCs). 

The service has close clinical and academic links with University College London, the Cardiology in the Young service at the Heart Hospital, University College London Hospitals and other adult inherited cardiac conditions services in London and the UK. GOSH is uniquely placed to deliver a world-class, comprehensive service for children with the complete range of ICCs. 

Our aim is to develop a close and supportive partnership with parents and their children to ensure a positive experience for both the families/carers and ourselves. We recognise that the hospital environment can prove to be demanding, worrying and intense and we aim to alleviate some of the stress to families by talking openly, listening to each other and working together in the best interests of the child. This way we hope to create a partnership with families that is built on mutual respect and trust.

Approximately 70 per cent of patients referred to the centre come from the GOSH Cardiac Network referral region in London and the East of England, but patients are referred from across the UK.

The service is staffed by a team of paediatric and adult cardiologists with a specialist interest in inherited cardiac conditions, electrophysiologists, clinical nurse specialists, genetic counsellors, cardiac technicians, clinical psychologists and administrative support staff.

For details of our team members, please see Meet the team