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New Clinics

New Clinics

For more information on the Heart Failure Clinic, please contact the GP Liaison

Department on:

020 7234 2009

Dr Gerald Carr-White

MBBS (Hons) BSc (Hons) FRCP PhD

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Carr-White is a Consultant

Cardiologist at Guy’s and St

Thomas’ Hospital, and Clinical

Lead for heart failure and inherited

cardiac disease, with additional

expertise in cardiac imaging and

valvular heart disease.

After qualifying from St George’s

Hospital with University of London

Honours in Medicine, Dr Carr-

White trained in general medicine

at the Brompton, Hammersmith

and St Mary’s Hospitals before

becoming a member of the Royal

College of Physicians in 1996.

He then obtained a PhD in the

Mechanics of Ventricular Function

from the Brompton Hospital. Dr

Carr-White’s specialist cardiology

training was undertaken at both

the Brompton Hospital and Guy’s

and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

Heart Failure Clinic

It is estimated that more than 700,000

people in the UK suffer from heart

failure. Although it is a condition

typically found in older people (around

2% of adults suffer from it), over

the last few years, there has been

an increase in the amount of young

people diagnosed, with an estimated

1 in every 100 cases recorded in

people aged under 65 every year.

London Bridge Hospital has built

a reputation as a cardiac centre of

excellence in the UK with a team of

heart failure experts, and our new

Heart Failure Clinic is supported by

the exceptional multidisciplinary team

from CP+R – offering clinical services,

support and advice for patients, all in

one convenient London location.

Early detection is pivotal for the

success of long-term management

of the disease, so the Heart Failure

Clinic utilises state-of-the-art equipment

and imaging to screen patients who may

be experiencing symptoms, including

extreme tiredness, breathlessness and

swollen feet. The screening service is

also available to patients whose family

have a history of heart failure, or those

wanting reassurance. Anyone who is

known to have a weak heart, high blood

pressure or has ever suffered a heart

attack should also be encouraged to

attend the clinic for screening.

The clinic also provides ongoing

treatment and therapy for patients who

have already been diagnosed with heart

failure, patients who have previously had

a heart attack, or those who are fitted

with a stent.

Following diagnosis, the Clinic’s

multidisciplinary team will ensure

every detail of the patient’s treatment

is assessed, advising on chronic disease

management to give them the skills and

confidence to deal with their condition.

Physiotherapists will also deliver a

bespoke, one-to-one rehabilitation

programme for patients, to help them

to continue to live their lives as normally

as possible.