Mark Turner Consultant Cardiologist

The Heart Centre Spire Bristol Hospital, The Glen
A Centre of Excellence for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease refers to heart malformations that you are born with. Some of these individuals need surgery in childhood, but others may not get any problems until adulthood. These individuals have become a new group of adult patients requiring specialist care. It is recognised by guidelines and even the NHS that these individuals need highly specialised care. Some adult cardiologists undertake specific training to look after this area of cardiology.

It is regarded as being extremely important that this care is delivered by properly trained cardiologists that only a small number of hospitals have appropriately trained cardiologists and enshrined in National and International Guidelines that adult patients with congenital heart disease need to be assessed by “an expert” in adult congenital heart disease.

Dr Turner has been a Consultant in Adult Congenital Heart disease for over 8 years following specialist training in Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College Hospitals (Heart Hospital) and is the Senate Member of NHS England’s Clinical Reference Group for Congenital Heart Disease. He is an advisor to the Somerville Foundation (one of the leading patient charities in the field. He is also frequently invited to National and International Conferences to be a Faculty Member. He is therefore very well qualified and highly experienced in managing all aspects of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, also known as GUCH (Grown up Congenital Heart).