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Specialty spotlight – paediatric cardiology

Dr Alan Magee, paediatric cardiology consultant at University Hospital Southampton, and Dr Gabrielle Norrish, ST4 trainee at Great Ormond Street Hospital, discuss their specialty.

Introduction to paediatric cardiology

Paediatric cardiology is a unique specialty which encompasses the care of all patients with congenital and acquired heart disease from the fetus to young adulthood.

As a result, paediatric cardiology offers a limitless variety of pathology, physiology and training opportunities, as well as the opportunity to develop rewarding relationships with patients and their families over a long period of time. Paediatric cardiology offers a vast array of career opportunities. Paediatric cardiologists can choose to develop a subspecialty interest such as advanced imaging (Echocardiography, MRI, CT), interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and devices, fetal cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, heart failure and transplantation, inherited cardiovascular disease or pulmonary hypertension.

Training and working in paediatric cardiology

Paediatric cardiology resources

RCP resources

Historical highlights from the Library Archive and Museum Services

Visit our Library Archive and Museum Services blog to find Paediatric cardiology: a view from medical history