Questions that you might want to ask at the Cardiac Clinic

We all have questions relating to the diagnosis and treatment of our children that we would like answering, but appointment time is usually short and it is easy to forget something when you are there. It is always a good idea to write down your questions a few days beforehand and refer to your list at the consultation. Below are some suggestions which might help point you in the right direction.

Don't forget to take a paper and pen to write down the answers or get the consultant to write down any complicated names for you - you can always look them up later if you want. Don't be afraid to ask something if you want to know, nobody expects you to be an expert or to know all the terminology so it doesn't matter if you've asked it before, what is important is that you understand what you need to.

Cardiac units also have access to other professionals who may be able to assist you with any problems or concerns you have. These include social workers, educational psychologists, play therapists etc. who can help you with things such as benefits, respite care, education and helping siblings. If you are not offered the opportunity to speak to any of them, do ask the cardiac liaison nurse or clinic staff how you can arrange an appointment.

Heart related


Beyond education

Other Health Issues

Daily living

Having more children