The Congenital and Children's Heart Centre is a fetal and paediatric medical practice providing a comprehensive service for the rapid evaluation, investigation, diagnosis, surgical operation and ongoing care of all types of heart disease in infants, children and teenagers, and in the unborn child. Care is delivered by a team of fetal, paediatric and adult congenital cardiologists.

The Congenital and Children's Heart Centre provides a single point of referral to a range of specialties including paediatric cardiology, echocardiography, electrophysiology (heart rhythm disturbance), adult congenital cardiology, fetal cardiology and paediatric cardiac surgery.

Conditions evaluated and treated include:

  • Heart murmurs
  • Congenital heart disease - paediatric and adult
  • Acquired heart disease such as Kawasaki disease or cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmias
  • Generalised diseases requiring cardiac monitoring such as Marfan syndrome, Ehlers Danlos, Noonan syndrome, Hypertension
  • Cardiac surgery for all types of congenital and acquired heart disease in babies, children, teenagers and young adults

Symptoms such as:

  • Chest pains
  • Palpitations and tachycardia (sensation of a fluttering, fast or irregular heart beat)
  • Faints and 'funny turns'
  • Blue spells

Screening for:

  • Cardiomyopathy and sudden death
  • Athletes
  • Adverse cardiac family history

Fetal echocardiography

  • Ultrasound scanning of pregnant women with suspicion of, or known congenital heart disease in the unborn child

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