Our paediatric cardiology service provides care to infants, children and young adults. We care for thousands of patients each year and have one of the largest cardiac surgical programmes for children in the UK.

World-class children’s heart care

Patients come from all over to be treated by our world-leading children’s cardiologists. Our cardiology service at Evelina London has a long history of innovation and world-firsts, including the first operation on a child with congenital heart disease – now referred to as the Ross procedure.

We offer life-changing care for patients from before birth (fetal cardiology), through early childhood, adolescence and into adulthood, providing expert diagnosis and specialist treatment for children and young people with complex heart disease.

Our expert paediatric cardiologists diagnose and treat a range of children’s heart problems, including congenital heart disease (which is present from birth), acquired heart disease (which develops after birth), and heart rhythm disturbances.

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Learn about our facilities at Sky Ward where we treat children with heart conditions.

Our history of innovation

We have achieved many UK and world-firsts in children’s cardiology, including:

  • UK’s first and largest fetal cardiology service
  • UK’s first fetal cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) service
  • UK’s first children’s hospital to introduce 3D scans to diagnose and treat congenital heart disease
  • world’s first operation on a child with congenital heart disease – now called the Ross procedure
  • world’s first MRI-guided cardiac catheter intervention
  • world’s first fetal cardiac intervention
  • world’s first MRI-guided children’s heart valve procedure

We continue to research innovative applications including artificial intelligence and virtual reality imaging to improve patient care.

Learn about our expertise in children's heart procedures.

Discover our children's cardiology experts

Our children’s heart specialists work in multidisciplinary teams to provide access to the full breadth of clinical services ensuring high quality expertise and specialist care.