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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.  

Especialista en

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...

Palpitations

Index: What are palpitations? ...

Syncope

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

Echocardiogram

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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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Contacto

  • 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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How cardiovascular screening of young athletes can save lives
Every week, 12 children or young adults die suddenly in the UK while they are exercising or taking part in sports activities. Unfortunately, many of these young people die because of an undiagnosed heart condition they didn't know they had. Dr Alessandro Giardini, a top cardiologist based in London, explains why screening is so important and how this simple test can help prevent sudden cardiac death in young athletes all over the country.
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Pectus excavatum: how might it affect the heart?
Pectus excavatum is a condition where the breastbone is sunken inwards instead of being level with the ribs. It affects one in 1,000 children, appears in early childhood and becomes more important later on in life. Here, one of our expert paediatric cardiologists Dr Alessandro Giardini explains how the condition might affect the heart and what can be done to treat it.
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Should my child have an echocardiogram?
Echocardiograms are often used to check that the heart and its valves are working. We spoke to leading paediatric cardiologist, Dr Alessandro Giardini, to learn what the key signs are that an echo test (echocardiogram) may be needed, we also found out what conditions can be diagnosed with an echocardiogram.
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My child is having heart palpitations: should I be worried?
Just as in some adults, children can have heart palpitations too, where the heart feels like it is beating too hard or too fast, or like it has skipped a beat or even is fluttering. Palpitations may sometimes happen in young children but they are more likely to occur in older children and adolescents. We asked one of our leading London Paediatric Cardiologists, Dr Alessandro Giardini on how to recognise if your child is having heart palpitations and when to take your child to the doctor.
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