Conditions treated by the Perfusion service

The Perfusion service provides clinical perfusion services to the Cardiothoracic Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) which is responsible for all aspects of the diagnosis, management and treatment of heart conditions in infants and adolescents.The type of heart surgery that is undertaken at GOSH varies enormously from the relatively straightforward, such as an atrial septal defect repair, to the more complex such as hypoplastic left heart surgery.

The perfusion department at GOSH provides the services that enable our surgeons to carry out this complex surgery.

We are one of two referral centres in the UK for paediatric heart/lung transpants and are currently one of the world’s busiest heart/lung transplant centres for paediatrics.