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Scottish Paediatric Cardiac Service

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The Scottish Paediatric Cardiac Service (SPCS) is based at the Royal Hospital for Children (RHC) and is the tertiary referral centre for children and young adults with heart conditions. 

The team that makes up SPCS provide cardiac surgery and cardiac catheter procedures for children across Scotland.  Catheter procedure treat both structural and electrophysiological (heart rhythm) conditions. 

There is a dedicated cardiac ward, Ward 1E, where we care for our patients.  SPCS also provides a Fetal Cardiology service in conjunction with the Fetal Medicine Team at the QEUH to diagnose cardiac conditions before birth. 

All complex cardiac investigations are delivered at RHC cardiac MRI.  The team deliver both inpatient and outpatient care for babies, children and young adults up to their 16th birthday.

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