Cardiac Clinic

Joint Cardiology/Obstetric Clinic

Cardiologist:    Dr Michael Roberts

Obstetrician:    Dr Inez Cooke

The joint Cardiology/Obstetric clinic runs alternate Tuesday afternoons in the antenatal clinic 13:30 to 17:30 hrs. This clinic is predominately for those with a diagnosis of existing cardiac disease: congenital heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias or a history of ischaemic heart disease.

  • At this clinic you have the opportunity to be seen by a specialist team which includes a cardiologist and an obstetrician.
  • The number of hospital visits required varies considerably depending on your particular cardiac condition. Many will need to be reviewed only once each trimester and hence most of your antenatal care will be shared with your community midwife and GP.
  • Some patients only attend for cardiac review and aim to deliver in a hospital closer to home.
  • It is our aim to help all patients attending this clinic, to have a normal vaginal delivery unless there is an obstetric/cardiology reason why this is not appropriate. We therefore encourage all patients to attend antenatal education/parentcraft classes as usual.