Resources

Patient information documents - Adult Cardiology

A full range of patient information leaflets produced by University Hospital Southampton are available as downloads here, please scroll down to the cardiovascular and thoracic section. These include:

Information about conditions and services:

  •  Atrial Septal Defect
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Patent Forman Ovale (PFO)
  • Enhanced recovery after thoracic surgery
Information about investigations and procedures:
  • Bubble saline contrast echocardiogram
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiac resyncronisation therapy
  • Leg artery bypass (fem-pop bypass)
  • Pleurodesis
 

Patient information documents - Children's Cardiology

A full range of patient information leaflets from University Hospital Southampton are available as downloads hereThese include: 

Information about conditions and services:

  • Caring for a child with a heart condition 
  • Children’s cardiology outpatient clinic 
  • Feeding information for infants with congenital heart disease 
  • Support for families with a cardiac diagnosis 
  • Ocean Ward home monitoring 
  • Cyanotic Spelling advice for infants with uncorrected Tetralogy of Fallot 
  • Infective endocarditis in children

Information about procedures and investigations:

  • Having a heart monitor 
  • Having a cardiac event recorder 
  • Having a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) 
  • Having an echocardiogram 
  • Having an exercise stress test 
  • Having an ablation 
  • Your child’s cardiac reveal device 
  • Having an endocardial pacemaker
  • Risks of cardiac surgery in children 
Other sources of information and advice:
  • The British Heart Foundation provide information about different heart conditions in children along with sources of support and advice.  
  • Arrhythmia Alliance provide information about different heart arrhythmias along with resources aimed at different ages of children.
  • Cardiomyopathy UK provide sources of information and support for children and families.