Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out more about what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

Heart service patient information leaflets

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

Car seat challenge

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This leaflet has information for families and explains more about the car seat challenge.

cardiac catheter preadmission clinic

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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

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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 scan

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

Cardiac MRI under general anaesthetic

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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 OT for your baby's development

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Information for parents of babies who have had cardiac surgery.

Cardiac physiology tests

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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 pre-assessment clinic

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Information about the cardiac surgery pre-assessment clinic at Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Cardiology psychology service

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

Childrens cardiac nurse specialist team

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