Our doctors and healthcare professionals have recently developed our adult congenital heart disease clinic. In this clinic patients suspected of having heart disease which may have been present at birth but undiagnosed are referred by their GP to the service.
As the clinic is a “one-stop” clinic patients will receive an appointment as an outpatient clinic, they will see the specialist doctor first, have the full range of investigations required to investigate and diagnose the heart problem and then will see the specialist again. This means the majority of patients will receive a diagnosis on the day of attending the clinic (small numbers of patient may require further test which will mean results may not be given on the day). Investigations patient may undergo range from an ECG, a chest X-ray or an echocardiogram.