Clinics provided by the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

Following a period of closure last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have now reopened our outpatient clinics. Face-to-face appointments are being offered to patients based on clinical need. Where appropriate, some patients will be seen in virtual clinics (by video or telephone call). It may be necessary to postpone some routine screening appointments to accommodate those patients who need to be seen more urgently.

If you have an appointment coming up, you will be contacted by a member of the team beforehand to let you know whether you need to come to the hospital or not.

We appreciate that these changes may cause understandable concern, and we want to reassure you that we are taking every precaution to balance risks and do the best in every case. Please be assured that all patients will receive an appointment in due course appropriate to their clinical needs.

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The Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases service currently provides two weekly cardiomyopathy clinics, an inherited arrhythmia clinic and an inherited aortopathy clinic. There are additional specialist clinics dedicated to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, ion channel disease and for families affected by sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS).

The integrated service is run by a multidisciplinary team, including paediatric cardiologists with expertise in ICCs, paediatric cardiac specialist nurses, clinical psychologists, paediatric clinical physiologists and admin support staff.

Day Clinic Frequency Consultants
Monday am Ion Channel Disease Weekly Dr Starling
Monday pm Inherited Arrhythmia Monthly (1st Mon) Dr Kaski
Monday pm SADS Twice a month (2nd and 4th Mon) Dr Kaski
Tuesday all day Inherited Cardiomyopathy Weekly Dr Kaski

Dr Cervi
Tuesday pm Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy Weekly Dr Kaski

Dr Cervi
Wednesday all day Aortopathy Weekly Dr Cervi
Wednesday am Ajmaline Monthly (3rd Wed) Dr Starling
Thursday all day Inherited Arrhythmia Weekly Dr Starling
Friday all day Inherited Cardiomyopathy Weekly Dr Kaski