Paediatric heart care

Our paediatric services care for conditions affecting the heart’s walls, valves and blood vessels. We perform complex operations to save the lives of premature babies and correct heart defects in infants and children.

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About paediatric cardiology

Our paediatric cardiology services care for children with conditions affecting the heart’s walls, heart valves and blood vessels. We perform complex operations to save the lives of premature babies and correct heart defects in infants and children. Our paediatric cardiac specialists include some of the world's leading consultants in their field.

The Portland Hospital is the only independent hospital in the UK specialising in paediatric congenital heart treatments, while The Harley Street Clinic can offer highly-specialised, low-dose radiation scans for paediatric patients with congenital heart conditions.

Our aim is to create an environment where you and your child feel happy and relaxed, and where you can be confident that your child is receiving the very best medical care and attention. The Portland Hospital has a dedicated unit for the care of babies and children with heart disease, fully supported by advanced diagnostics, catheter and electrophysiology laboratories, operating theatres and a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

The Harley Street Clinic, London Bridge Hospital and The Wellington Hospital treat adults with congenital heart conditions, which means that we can offer paediatric patients seamless, integrated care as they progress from childhood into adulthood, receiving support throughout their lives from a team of experts familiar with their personal needs.

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Some of the conditions we treat

Rheumatic fever

From complex surgery to diagnostic tests and procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Kawasaki disease

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Patent foraman ovale closure

HOLE IN THE HEART REPAIR


If you have a hole in the heart known as patent foramen ovale, our HCA UK cardiologists can treat you with closure surgery

Ebstein's anomaly

From complex cardiothoracic surgery to diagnostic tests and procedures, we provide exceptional cardiac care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Poor eating habits

Fatigue (tiredness)

Swelling in the abdomen or around the eyes

Rapid heartbeat

Cardiac arrhythmia

From complex cardiothoracic surgery to diagnostic tests and procedures, we provide exceptional cardiac care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Fetal cardiac conditions

Heart muscle and aorta disorders in Children

Heart rhythm disorders in Children

Hyperlipidemia/High cholesterol in Children

Single Ventricle Heart Defects in Children

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome

From complex cardiac surgery to straightforward heart procedures, we provide exceptional cardiac care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Hear from our patients

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Joel’s heart surgery

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Solving Alex’s undiagnosed heart condition

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Treating Helaina's heart rhythm disorder

Helaina from Northamptonshire was just 16 when she began experiencing unusual symptoms, including shortness of breath and heart palpitations, which rapidly worsened. She was otherwise fit, healthy and a huge lover of the great outdoors, leading to her family to grow concerned.

Treatment options

Electrophysiology studies (EPS)

Mapping the electrical activity of the heart to find the source of arrhythmia and determine the best treatment.

Anomalous pulmonary venous return

Atrial septal defect closure

Atrioventricular septal defect repair

Coarctation of the aorta repair

Complex biventricular repairs including Double outlet right ventricle repair and Rastelli procedure

Correction of Ebstein’s anomaly

Mitral valve repair or replacement

Paediatric Heart Failure and Heart Transplant

PDA ligation

Pulmonary valvotomy

Staged approach for univentricular repairs including Glenn procedure and Fontan procedure

Surgery for pulmonary atresia, VSD (ventricular septal defect), MAPCA’s (major aortopulmonary collateral arteries)

Surgical correction of scimitar syndrome

Systemic to pulmonary artery shunts

Tetralogy of Fallot repair

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis

Ventricular septal defect closure

Our paediatric cardiology hospitals

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The Portland Hospital

205-209 Great Portland Street W1W 5AH London
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The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street  W1G 8BJ London
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Get the best cardiac care with HCA UK

If heart symptoms are affecting your quality of life, we’re here to help. Our heart team is available to book an appointment with a cardiac specialist.