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Cardiovascular specialties

Treating problems of the heart or blood vessels

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and advice

We know that this is a concerning time for lots of people. Throughout the coronavirus situation, we remain committed to providing you and your family the best, and safest, care possible.

We are changing how we work in the cardiovascular team, so that we can continue providing the best care possible for current and new patients, both in and out of our hospital. These changes are designed to help keep everyone as safe.

Please see our frequently asked questions and the links below for further details on changes we are making, and contact details for your clinical team.


Our services are split into the following specialties:

Cardiac (heart) surgery unit

Clinical lead: Vassilios Avolnitis
Service manager: Veronica Pagliarani
Matron: Bronagh James

The cardiovascular surgery unit is based at St Thomas' and delivers services for all heart conditions.


Clinical lead: Gerry Carr-White
Deputy general manager: Alex Terry
Matrons: Helen Chan

Cardiology is a medical specialty that deals with disorders of the heart. Our cardiology service at Guy's and St Thomas' is made up of the sub-specialities listed below:

Vascular surgery

Clinical lead: Stephen Black
Deputy general manager: Aaron Horner

The vascular surgery department treats arterial, venous and lymphatic disease. It has a number of sub-specialities, listed below:

    • aortic dissection
    • aortic aneurysms
    • thoracoabdominal aneurysms
    • carotid artery disease
    • peripheral vascular disease
    • varicose veins
    • deep venous disease
    • lymphoedema
    • arteriovenous malformations
    • diabetic vascular disease