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Heart service patient information leaflets

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our kidney department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Car seat challenge - information for families

This leaflet explains what the car seat challenge is, why it is necessary, and when and how it takes place.

cardiac catheter preadmission clinic

This leaflet provides information about the cardiac pre-admission clinic at Evelina London Children's Hospital, and in particular, pre-admission to prepare patients for a cardiac catheter intervention procedure and hospital stay

Cardiac catheterisation - going home after this procedure

This information leaflet is to help you know what to expect when your child comes back from having a cardiac catheter through to when you have gone home.

Cardiac MRI under general anaesthetic

This leaflet aims to answer your questions about your child's cardiac MRI scan under general anaesthetic. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Cardiac physiology tests

This leaflet gives all the information about different cardiac phsyiology tests, including blood pressure and ECG monitoring, CPET, R-tests, Tom Thumb, and stress tests.

cardiac surgery pre-admission clinic

This leaflet provides information about the cardiac surgery pre-admission clinic at Evelina London Children's Hospital, and preparation of patients for their Cardiac surgery procedure and hospital stay.

Cardiology psychology service

This leaflet gives more information about the cardiac psychology service available at Evelina London.

Childrens cardiac nurse specialist team

This leaflet explains about the service the children's cardiac nurse specialist (CCNS) team provide.

Congenital heart disease

This leaflet gives advice and information for parents whose unborn baby has been diagnosed with a heart condition.


The aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about deciding on ECMO for your child. It explains the benefits and risks of this procedure.
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More patient information leaflets

For an A-Z list of all our patient information leaflets, please see the parents and visitors section.
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