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Dr Alessandro Giardini is an award-winning and leading cardiologist based at the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, specialising in paediatric cardiology. An expert on congenital heart disease, Dr Giardini is the lead of inpatient services at GOSH, and also provides outpatient consultations for all manner of heart problems in children, including palpitations, heart murmurs, chest pain, and heart valve issues. He also privately practices at The Harley Street Clinic Children's Hospital, The Portland Hospital and Chase Lodge Hospital, alongside Bupa Cromwell Hospital.

Dr Giardini's experience in congenital heart disease extends to the diagnosis and management of a wide range of defects in babies, children and adolescents. His GOSH unit has pioneered techniques including transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement and Dr Giardini's involvement in paediatric cardiac research means his patients are treated according to the latest and most successful techniques.

Dr Giardini, who is a Top Doctors 2021 award winner, also leads specialist clinics for children with paediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He's highly regarded for expertise in providing guidance for children and adolescents with documented cardiac disease and those with symptoms during exercise, such as palpitations, chest pains or fainting/syncope.  

His philosophy is a patient-centric approach, delivering treatment with compassion and understanding, and personalising his consultations and treatment to each child and their family.    ​

Dr Giardini has a medical degree and a PhD (in the pathology of heart failure in patients with congenital heart defects) from the University of Bologna's (Italy) School of Medicine. Dr Giardini went on to undergo extensive training in paediatric cardiology both in Bologna and in San Francisco, USA. He is actively involved in research, having published over 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals.  

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Chest pain

What is chest pain? Pain in the chest is a pain in the front part of the chest, located between th...

Heart murmur

What is a heart murmur? A heart murmur is a whistling, rasping sound that is heard during a heartbeat cycle. The heart murmur is an extra sound...


Index: What are palpitations? ...


What is syncope? Syncope, also known as fainting, is the sudden loss of consciousness for a brief period. This is usually caused by insufficien...



Congenital heart disease

What is a congenital heart disease?         A congen...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Aortopathy
  • Arrhythmia
  • ASD (atrial septal defect)
  • Chest pain
  • Chest pain in children
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Echocardiogram
  • Fainting in children
  • Heart murmur
  • Heart murmur in children
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Palpitations
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Sports cardiology
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tilt table

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  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
    Great Ormond Street WC1N 3JH - London (Central London)
    (+44) 02033148429
  • The Harley Street Clinic Children’s Hospital
    The Harley Street Clinic Children’s Hospital, 35 Weymouth St, Marylebone W1G 8BJ - London (Central London)
    (+44) 02033148429
  • The Portland Hospital
    205-209 Great Portland St W1W 5AH - London (Central London)
    (+44) 02033148429
  • Chase Lodge Hospital
    Page St, Mill Hill, London NW7 2ED NW7 2ED - London (North London)
    (+44) 02033148429
  • Bupa Cromwell Hospital
    164-178 Cromwell Rd, Kensington SW5 0TU - London (Central London)
    (+44) 02033148429
  • Alessandro Giardini
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