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Bristol Heart Institute

Close ties to the Bristol Heart Institute for clinicians and patients 


The opening of the Bristol Heart Institute (BHI), right, as part of the Trust in 2009 has made Bristol a regional and national centre of excellence for the research and treatment of heart disease.

As the Paediatric Cardiac Unit is part of the Bristol Congenital Heart Centre, we are part of this wider family, alongside colleagues in the Grown Up Congenital Heart Unit (GUCH). The BHI building itself is around the corner from our base in the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Many of our clinicians conduct research on behalf of the BHI, and all of them benefit from the ground-breaking work being carried out in cardiac surgery, cardiology and anaesthesia.

Several of our surgeons and consultant cardiologists also treat adult patients with congenital heart disease there, creating a strong personal and professional link. Consultant paediatric cardiac surgeon Dr Massimo Caputo is a principal investigator in the BHI's programme of research into paediatric cardiac surgery.

Many of the children we treat will go on to receive care as adults at the BHI. Few congenital heart disease centres in the country can offer an equivalent level of continuity and familiarity between paediatric and adult treatment.

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