In this section you will find clinical information (guidelines, protocols and toolkits) relevant to the care of Adult patients. 

The information is listed in alphabetical order, in two sections covering Clinical and Nursing. 

If you have any suggestions for further documents to be added, please email: Sheena.Vernon@uhbristol.nhs.uk 

(Please also see Pregnancy for information on pregnancy and contraception). 

 

Clinical Information

AHA Guidelines for the Management of ACHD (2008)

Anticoagulation Metal Valve Guideline in Pregnancy 

Complex EP Cases in Pregnancy 

Aortopathy in Pregnancy Guideline (Updated 2018)

Endocarditis BMJ Information

ESC Guidelines for the Management of Grown-Up CHD 2010  

Heart Failure ESC

Orientation to the Bristol Heart Institute

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - ccTGA (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - Regional Referral (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - New AVSD (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - New Ebstein (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - New Fontan (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - Subaortic Stenosis (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - New TOF (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - New VSD (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - RVOTO  (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - Supra AS (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - TGA ASO (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - TGA Mustard Senning (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - TGA Rastelli (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - Cyanosis (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - New Coarctation (Updated 2018) 

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - BAV and Aortopathy (Updated 2018)

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - ACHD Echo

SWSW CHD Network Guideline - Atrial Septal Defect (Updated 2018)

 

Nursing Information

CHD Diagrams

CHD Standards

CNS Clinic Continuation

Congenital Heart Disease Clinic Information

Mullins Diagrams

Position Statement for ACHD Nursing

RCN Guidance Adult Heart Disease

Referral Form
 

Lesions

AtrialSeptal Defect

Aortic Stenosis

Coarctation of the Aorta

Ebsteins Anomaly

Fallots Tetralogy

Marfans Syndrome

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Pulmonary Stenosis

Transposition of the Great Arteries

Ventricular Septal Defect

Level 1, Bristol Heart Institute, Protocols (required for peer review) 

Pathway for cardiac surgery (ACHD patients)

Pathway for diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterisation (ACHD patients) 

Elective referral for complex electrophysiology and devices procedures (ACHD patients)

24/7 specialist advice for ACHD patients including pre-operative assessment for non-cardiac surgery

Management of patients who self-refer out of hours to adult congenital heart disease services

Access to second opinion and referrals to other centres/services

Transfer and repatriation arrangements for adults with suspected or confirmed congenital heart abnormality 

Referral for ventricular assist device therapy or cardiac transplantation 

Pulmonary hypertension guideline

Clinician's guide to image sharing

Fetal cardiology handbook

Arrangements for urgent dental assessments for adult patients with CHD

Bristol congenital heart centre transition process