About the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit

PLEASE NOTE in the light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Cardiology team has created a handy guidance FAQ document available below:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for children, young people and families from the Inherited Cardiovascular Disease team

The general COVID-19 FAQs from GOSH can also be found here.

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 Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease is the largest unit in Europe providing comprehensive evaluation and management of the full range of inherited cardiac conditions (ICCs) in children and adolescents.

The service has close clinical and academic links with University College London, the Bart's Heart Centre 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.

The centre currently has over 4,500 outpatient consultation and receives over 700 new referrals per year. Over 30% of new referrals are from outside the GOSH paediatric cardiology network, and over 25% are from other UK tertiary paediatric cardiology services, confirming the Centre's status as the national referral centre for paediatric ICCs.

The centre is part of the UCL Partners Academic Health Science Partnership Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions Service, which together with the Bart's Heart Centre Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Unit, provides diagnostic and treatment services for a large part of the national caseload of ICC. There is an established pathway for adolescents transitioning from the GOSH centre to the adult service at Bart's, which includes specific combined transition clinics at GOSH and regular multi-disciplinary team meetings at both sites.

The Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease at GOSH is staffed by a team of paediatric and adult cardiologists with a specialist interest in inherited cardiac conditions, clinical nurse specialists, genetic counsellors, cardiac technicians, clinical psychologists and administrative support staff.

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