-Assessment of a patient for transplantation
-Implantation of the heart and/or lungs from a donor to a recipient (plus follow-up services)
-Alternative treatments for end stage heart/lung failure.
-Diagnosis, assessment and interventional treatment of cardiac rhythm disturbance, including the implantation of devices such as cardiac defibrillators.
Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) (an abnormality of the heart, present from birth)
-Approximately half of patients with congenital heart disease surviving into adulthood will have complex cases requiring ongoing follow-up and treatment in adult life in a centre with expertise in ACHD.
-Interventional cardiology (catheter-based treatment of structural heart disease)
-Implantation of permanent pacemakers
A life-threatening and rapidly progressive disease. Diagnosis is usually established in a local hospital. However, the patient is often referred to a specialist centre in cases where the underlying cause must be established in order to determine the appropriate treatment
Further information on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery can be found at the British Heart Foundation website