Congenital Heart Service, Southampton

Spire Southampton Hospital, Hampshire has launched a congenital heart service for both paediatric and adult patients living in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey, West Sussex and the Channel Islands. Our consultant congenital cardiologists are some of the best in the country and all have NHS posts at our local NHS hospital.

Available to insured and self-pay patients, get seen promptly to ease anxiety and avoid long waiting times.

A family history of heart disease in parents, relatives or siblings may be an indication for cardiac screening. This service is available for the assessment of suspicion of heart disease in children and adolescents for symptoms such as:

  • Breathlessness
  • Palpitations 
  • Reduced exercise capacity
  • Chest pain
  • Poor weight gain

This Hampshire private hospital provides other children’s services and has paediatric trained resident doctors and a team of specialist trained paediatric nurses led by our own paediatric lead nurse who will provide reassurance and dedicated care for your child throughout their stay. 

The following tests and procedures are performed here by our congenital specialists at Spire Southampton Hospital:

  • Blood pressure monitors - The monitor records changes in blood pressure by measuring it over a period of time
  • Cardiac catheterisation – Imaging of the heart and vessels using x-rays and contrast
  • Cardiac CT - A CT scanner is used to take pictures of the heart. It is used to obtain images of the beating heart and look at its structure and function
  • Cardiac MRI - An MRI scanner is used to take both still and moving pictures of the heart. It gives information on structure and function without any radiation
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) - Records the electrical activity of the heart
  • ECG holter monitor - This monitor is provided for longer periods of time (24-72 hours) in order to capture information regarding the hearts electrical activity
  • Echocardiogram - Ultrasound scan of the heart that shows how well the heart is working and confirms a structural cardiac abnormality
  • Exercise ECG test - This assesses the heart's response to exercise in the diagnosis of symptoms
  • Implantable device checks - Follow up of implantable device to assess functionality and diagnostic capabilities
  • Fetal echocardiogram – ultrasound performed during pregnancy to assess and rule out any cardiac abnormality in the unborn baby
  • Patent foramen ovale/atrial septal defect closure - non-surgical closure of a hole in the heart undertaken via a vein in the leg
  • Saline contrast echocardiogram - A standard echocardiogram can be performed using "bubble contrast" to make the images clearer. The contrast is usually a sterile salt water solution that is shaken to form micro-bubbles. This can help the consultant identify any possible heart defects.
  • Transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) - Provides images of the heart via a thin probe inserted in to the oesophagus through the mouth under sedation or anaesthetic

Our services are available to insured and self-pay patients who would like to be seen promptly and ease their anxiety by avoiding long waiting times.  We welcome both primary and secondary care referrals.

For more information please contact 023 8091 4471 or to book an appointment please see the consultant’s secretary’s number on the consultant’s profile.

Our specilists are:

  • Dr Kevin Roman 
  • Dr Tony Salmon
  • Dr Alan Magee (tbc)
  • Dr Zaheer Ahmad (tbc)

For more information about other heart services provided at Spire Southampton please visit the Southampton Heart Service website.

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Southampton Heart Service at Spire Southampton Hospital

Southampton Heart Service, Hampshire

The Southampton Heart Service offers an extensive range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions by  our cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. Click here to visit the Southampton Heart Service website.

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