Heart services (cardiology)

Our children's heart service (cardiology) deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of children's heart problems including:

  • those present from birth, known as congenital heart disease
  • those that develop after birth, known as acquired heart disease
  • rhythm disturbances.

About us

Our service is a rapidly developing field of medicine with an international reputation for treating heart problems in children. We care for around 6,000 patients each year. Our service:

Our service is internationally recognised, with names like Donald Ross, Mike Tynan, and other famous children's heart doctors and surgeons connected to the department.

Our facilities


The diagnosis of congenital heart disease is usually made by echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart). Our excellent facilities allow diagnosis to be made in the fetus, in preterm babies weighing 500 grams as well as in fully grown adolescents and adults.


Our magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners allow us to make detailed images and measurements of the heart's pumping chambers (ventricles), valves and the blood flow in the different vessels attached to the heart.

Ward facilities

The children's heart ward is based on Sky Ward. It has 18 beds, including six cubicles for children with infections that may need isolation, or children who need special precautions. All beds have equipment to monitor the heart rhythm, oxygen levels and breathing. The ward is covered by one consultant on a weekly basis.

Heart surgery

We carry out between 480-520 surgeries on congenital heart disease each year. Find out more about children's heart surgery.

Heart catheterisation

We see about 400-450 patients in our catheter laboratory. Find out more about heart catheterisation.

Types of heart problems treated

Courses for health professionals

We also run courses for health professionals. See the training courses page for more information.


General enquiries including appointments

Phone: 020 7188 4000 (ext 58389)

Appointments email: 

Rapid access clinic appointments

Phone: 020 7188 1142 (option 4)

Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Inpatients: 020 7188 8849

How to find us

Level 1 – Arctic (Walrus area)
Evelina London Children's Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Inpatients – ward information
Level 6 – Sky Cardiology
Evelina London Children's Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

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