The adult congenital heart service is an integral part of the
lifespan service in the South West and South Wales Congenital Heart
Centre, which includes fetal and paediatric cardiology, and we have
close links with our paediatric cardiology colleagues.
Due to the success of paediatric heart surgery, around 90% of
children survive into adulthood and there are now more adults than
children in the UK living with congenital heart disease. This area
of cardiology is therefore growing rapidly as a sub-specialisation
for both cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.
The Bristol Heart Institute (BHI) is the hub for the regional
adult congenital heart service for the South West and South
Wales. All invasive cardiology and cardiac surgery for
congenital heart disease is undertaken here with some outpatient
clinical care provided in partnership with district hospitals in
Our team consists of five cardiologists, three cardiac surgeons,
two registrars, two cardiac radiologists and three
We provide medical advice can be obtained from the Consultant on
call via the BRI Switchboard- 0117 923 0000 - a 24/7 consultant-led
service for inpatients.
We carry out many outreach clinic days per year in Barnstaple,
Torbay, Exeter, Swindon, Cheltenham, Truro and Taunton
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