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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiothoracic Services

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Service

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Service cares for patients who are born with a heart condition.

Patients can be referred into the service from their GP, from another specialty, or following an emergency admission.

Some adult patients who have a known congenital heart condition are transitioned from the paediatric service. Other patients may not be aware of their condition until later in life, and are referred to the service for further investigations.

Adults with congenital heart disease require lifelong follow-up, and it is important that patients attend their routine appointments.

The Oxford Heart Centre and Echocardiography Department run regular outpatient clinics to diagnose and follow up adults with congenital heart conditions.

Patients will normally have routine measurements performed which will include height, weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturations and an electrocardiogram (ECG).

An echocardiogram (ECHO) may also be performed.

Consultant-led outpatient clinics

  • Tuesday afternoon
  • Wednesday morning
  • Thursday afternoon

The clinic is supported by the Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension Nurse Specialists.

The adult congenital heart disease cardiologists also have clinics at some of the district general hospitals in our region.

These include:

  • Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
  • Great Western Hospital, Swindon
  • Northampton General Hospital
  • Milton Keynes General Hospital
  • Jersey General Hospital.

Find us and contact us

From the main John Radcliffe Hospital entrance, follow the corridor down just past the main lift area. We are on Level 2 of the Oxford Heart Centre which is opposite the League of Friends.

For maps of the hospital, information about transport and parking and contact details please use the link below.

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital

For further information, support or advice on pulmonary hypertension please contact the specialist nurse:

Tel: 01865 740412 or via the John Radcliffe switchboard 0300 304 7777 Bleep 6737

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