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Dr Alessandro Giardini
MD, PhD
Cardiology
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About

Dr Alessandro Giardini has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2007 where he is the Director of Inpatient Services. He oversees the care of all children admitted to the hospital for investigation and treatment of congenital or acquired heart defects. 

Dr. Giardini completed medical school in Bologna, Italy, where he also got his PhD in the pathophysiology of heart failure in patients with congenital heart disease. He completed his specialist training in Paediatric Cardiology at the University of Bologna, Italy, and at the University of California in San Francisco.

As he is an expert in the diagnosis and management of children with congenital heart disease, in particular hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He is the lead for cardiology in-patient services. He also runs specialist clinics for children with paediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Exercise physiology and the investigation and treatment of syncope and chest pain are also interests.

Dr. Giardini is particularly renowned in providing guidance for children with documented cardiac disease as well as those who complain of symptoms which arise during exercise, such as chest pain, palpitations or fainting/syncope. Dr. Giardini provides cardiology advice and assessment to children and adolescents who actively participate or are planning to participate in sports or those children who are practicing a sport at an athletic or competitive level. He is patient-focussed and very compassionate and understanding with children.

Dr Giardini says: "For me, families are an essential part of the One Team concept that underlies everything we do in treating children in the cardiac ward. Our care is highly technical but must be delivered in a humane, personalised way".

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Medical Procedures

  • Children and adolescents with congenital heart disease.
  • Exercise testing in Children
  • Cardiac investigations
  • Screening of cardiomyopathies
  • Screening for congenital heart defect (CHD)
  • Pre sport participation screening.
  • Genetic Heart Defects
  • Head up tilt test and active standing test for postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and syncope (fainting/blackout).

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Special Interests

Research Interests Include;

  • Usefulness of exercise testing to predict the risk of children and adolescents with congenital heart disease.
  • The genetic causes of congenital heart disease (in collaboration with USA centres).
  • Results of surgery for children with single ventricles, hypo plastic left heart syndrome and Fontan operation.
  • Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and syncope/loss of consciusness
  • Chest pain

Education

Primary Medical Qualification 

State Exam 1999 Universita' degli Studi di Bologna (MD)

CCST in Cardiology (Paediatric Cardiology) in 2004

PhD in Paediatric Cardiology in 2007

Specialist Register Entry Date 

Cardiology From 20 Aug 2007

 

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-11-2018
We appreciate your thorough investigation and are grateful that there is nothing to be concerned about. Our daughter has taken on board your recommendations and can hopefully learn how to cope with the symptoms going forward. The whole process was very simple and stress free, so thank you once again.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-11-2018
Thank you for this and for seeing our son on Saturday. It’s great to have reassurance, thank you for thoroughness and for putting him at ease.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-11-2018
From the beginning of appointment and throughout we were made feel very welcome and looked after very well. Dr Giardini was extremely efficient,empathetic and explained everything clearly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-10-2018
My wife and I just wanted to say how impressed and grateful we were following our daughter consultation on Saturday. She was naturally a little nervous beforehand but you put her at ease and we were both impressed with how thorough but informal you kept things.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-10-2018
We really appreciated the time you took to analyse and explain Arthur's condition. You were very patient and thorough in your investigation. For all of these reasons we would definitely recommend your medical expertise services to anyone in need.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-10-2018
We loved how quickly you got us an appointment and your professionalism and care during the appointment. You were so knowledgeable and explained everything to us in detail and you really made us feel better.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-10-2018
We would like to say how pleased we were with the treatment our son received at his appointment. We were impressed with your manner and professionalism. We particularly liked the way you spoke to him, and put him at ease. We found you to be polite, approachable and professional. He described you as ‘cool’ to his Grandmother, definitely the seal of approval for a 15 year old boy to say that.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-09-2018
We are so happy that we came to this clinic and met you. You made everything to make us satisfied and feel secure under your every day control of our son.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-09-2018
Dr Giardini is very patient and checked my son's head carefully to make sure he is ok. The environment is very good as well that made my son very relaxed.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-09-2018
Thank you very much for the report and also for an excellent experience at your clinic. The whole experience was very good and we were delighted with your explanation of our questions and have really put our minds at rest.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-09-2018
My baby is born with a heart murmur and we were waiting for a scan appointment for a long time, however, it takes ages and to get a piece of mind we wanted to have the scan done as soon as possible to see whether there was an underlying heart problem. Fortunately, it was an innocent heart murmur and everything was fine. DR Giardini is very professional and honest. We received the appointment very quickly. I would definitely recommend DR Giardini for any parent that is going through the same stages.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-09-2018
It was great to hear that Eva can be discharged and that her test results were normal.  Thank you for being so thorough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-08-2018
Excellent treatment by the doctor

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-08-2018
Thank you so much for your time, we are incredibly grateful. You were fantastic and were very kind to take the time to explain everything to us so clearly and calmly. We felt our daughter was in the safest hands possible which was very reassuring at such a worrying and stressful time. 

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-08-2018
I only have words of gratitude towards Dr. Alessandro Giardini. I was first referred to see Dr. Giardini when my baby's paediatrician heard a murmur in his chest. Dr Giardini displayed a perfect combination of professionalism and warmth which is exactly what I look for when I see a doctor, particularly for my children. He thoroughly reviewed my son and gave me peace of mind regarding his condition at all times. My son was discharged in our last visit and I greatly appreciate his professional and personal approach. 

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-08-2018
Your services have been thoroughly attentive, professional and conscientious and we appreciate the fact that you acted expeditiously.  We are also particularly grateful that you started to provide assistance to us over the phone even before we met you in person!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-08-2018
We are very happy and reassured after today’s constultation with Dr Giardini, Isabella was a little nervous but the nurses and Dr Giardini we’re very friendly and made her feel at ease from the very beginning. I was extremely pleased with the service we received and would recommend to anyone. Thanks again Dr Giardini

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-08-2018
Thank you for seeing my son yesterday, you made him feel very happy and relaxed. You explained everything well to both of us, fully putting our minds at ease. I would have no hesitations in recommending you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-07-2018
Thanks very much for your report and for the consultation. It was a really nice first experience for my daughter who could be really relaxed.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-07-2018
Many thanks for your prompt attention to my initial email and willingness to see us in such short order. Clearly you were ‘in tune’ with our parental angst! Despite my son’s rumblings, we found the consult very calming and thorough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-07-2018
We were very pleased with the consultation with you as we found your examination very thorough. Additionally you took the time to address all of our concerns and answered all of our questions in a very detailed manner. You also gave us a lot of information regarding murmurs/ heart issues and that was very informative and reassuring.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-07-2018
Were very happy with the consultation, your thorough explanation of the different scenarios and the medical examination provided. We are grateful that you were able to see us at such short notice, this consultation has provided us with the relevant facts and has really put our minds at ease.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2018
I was impressed by the speed with which we managed to see you and how thorough you were in your appraisal of my son’s symptoms, history and your medical assessment. You made him feel relaxed and at ease.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-06-2018
Dr Giardini was very efficient and prompt at responding to communication and was able to arrange to see us at short notice. He has excellent manner with children and is able to put them at ease. He took time to explore our concerns, answer all our questions and really helped reassure us. We left feeling more at ease and more confident in our sons care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-05-2018
We had a very good first consultation last Saturday, we were glad we could make an appointment in such a short time and the location was also central and easy to reach. The examination went smoothly and your explanations were informative and clear, Luca felt comfortable during the all time and cooperated well.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-05-2018
Dr Giardini made a very scrupulous visit of my daughter, paying great attention to her medical history and explaining clearly the outcome of the visit. I was reassured to know what possible scenarios to expect and what would be the next step should the specific scenario occurs. I was very pleased by the service offered and I would definitely recommend Dr Giardini.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-05-2018
Thank you so much for seeing my son so quickly, for taking such care with him and for answering my questions.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-05-2018
Dear Dr Giardini Thank you very much for seeing our son last Saturday to investigate his heart murmur. I can’t tell you how great it is was to meet a doctor that will take the time to explain everything in detail to our son before doing any procedure. He suffers from acute anxiety and your professional approach and kindness towards him lead him to be examined with no stress at all. I was amazed.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-05-2018
In short, we are absolutely delighted with your expertise and your kind, approachable, humorous manner. Firstly it was fantastic to be called by you in person and be seen so quickly. This really put our minds at rest as well as Anna’s herself. Every step was well explained in a friendly manner taking the fear of the tests. We received e-mails with the report and a personal call to confirm the expected findings. All in all a fantastic experience in such a serious situation. We highly recommend you to anyone, Thank you very much and all the best.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-05-2018
The consultation was a very pleasant experience from the moment we walked in the Hospital. The nursing staff were friendly and courteous. The consultation itself was fantastic. You were attentive and took really good care to make my son and myself feel comfortable and welcome in your rooms. It was not rushed through and you took time and care to make sure he was thoroughly examined. A great experience overall.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-05-2018
We were very happy with your services including greeting us all and feeling welcome, explanating of why the area of our daughter’s lips gets blue (one of our concerns) and trying to understand the bigger picture of our families’ medical history before proceeding to the actual ECHO test regardless we had a referral letter from our GP, this made us feel reassured with your services. And thank you for being so gentle and understanding when our baby was fussing. We would highly recommend you to people we know.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-05-2018
Very reassuring. Very informative. Made us feel that all questions we asked were valid. The staff was very friendly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-05-2018
Thank you very much for seeing Kathryn so quickly last week and taking the time to explain your findings. We are delighted to learn that the murmur is an innocent one!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-05-2018
Thank you very much for seeing us on Saturday. We are extremely grateful that you personally arranged the appointment at such short notice and reported back to us with such zeal over the weekend! Our daughter can be very tricky to examine but you made it look like child's play. She's at that stage where she's become afraid of strangers but you somehow managed to become her frient instantly! We can definitely see why your colleagues and patients alike would want you to perform all the ultrasounds.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-05-2018
We very much appreciated the time you took to review our doughter’s file and how quickly we were able to get in to see you for an appointment. Thanks so much for putting her at ease and even lending your phone to watch a video! We’ve been so thankful for your care and kindness.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-05-2018
Fantastic. Such a lovely man. Listens to everything. Very thorough and knowledgeable. Left very happy and positive.

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08-05-2018
Dr. Giardini made us feel very calm throughout the whole consultation. He explained everything thoroughly and was fantastic with our 8 month old son. Thank you!

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08-05-2018
Excellent consultation. Dr. Giardini was superb with our little boy and really put him at ease.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-05-2018
I would highly recommend you to any other anxious parents. I thought you had a lovely friendly approachable manner and were great with my young daughter, and were also able to explain fairly complicated medical concepts in terms even I could understand!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-04-2018
We really liked the way you spent time with our daughter before examining her which put both us all at ease. We found the information to be accessible and understandable. We left fully understanding what the issue was, what the possible outcomes could be and treatments available and what the next steps were. We thought you had an excellent manner and we all felt very reassured and with a clear plan.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-04-2018
I was incredibly grateful for your reassurance today and your thorough examination - you had a very lovely calm and warm approach to dealing with children and your explanation was crystal clear.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-04-2018
Dr. Giardini was incredibly kind, efficient and caring. He has a very lovely approach to parents and children and immediately puts one at ease.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-04-2018
Fantastic and incredibly thorough, just what we wanted to put our mind at rest. Very kind, took time to explain and put my son at ease. Thank you very much!

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19-04-2018
Dr Giardini gave us a fantastic explanation and answered all our questions. He was very thorough and gave us a lot of time. We fully understood all procedures and follow-up plan.

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19-04-2018
Very well explained. Very polity approach.

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19-04-2018
Dr. Giardini was very polite. He explained what was going on with my daughter's heart very well so I could understand everything.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-04-2018
Excellent care, information and reassurance.

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13-04-2018
Dr. Giardini is the best doctor, he is very nice to children, he is trustworthy. We are very happy to see him every time. Well done Dr. Giardini!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-04-2018
Thank you Dr. Giardini and staff for the excellent support and service!

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12-04-2018
Really excellent examination and first class bedside manners. Many thanks!

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12-04-2018
Thank you Dr. Giardini. You were brilliant with the kids today!

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11-04-2018
I felt you explained everything very well and your follow up report was also clear from my perspective. We feel we are in very good hands with you.

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11-04-2018
I took my daughter to be seen by Dr. Giardini a few times and the experience has always been excellent. She now loves her Dr. Jelly! He’s a very professional cardiologist with very kind and friendly manners. He took time to explain things patiently and thoroughly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-04-2018
Thank You for seeing my daughter so promptly. The outcome was a relief to us, after what has been a very concerning time. She was relaxed during the consultation due in no small part to your easy manner with her.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-04-2018
Both my son and I felt that our consultation was extremely thorough. You answered all our questions and explained everything to us both very clearly. I would also like to thank you for your report which we received so quickly after the appointment.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-04-2018
Thank you so much doctor! We are very pleased and happy that we have found you. We had really great experience at your hospital and especially with you doctor. I would really recomend you to my friends and other parents.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-03-2018
We have been very satisfied for your consultation to our son. Since a while he was complaining about a pain in his chest. Your consultation has been very accurate and your explanations about his problem has been very understandable even for our son. Your report is also very detailed. You reassured us and the most important you reassured Davide who was really worried and scared to have a serious heart disease like his father. You have been very professional but kind and friendly at the same time. Thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-03-2018
My daughter, who is 14 years, does a lot of running and competes at high level. Unfortunately she was recently diagnosed with a heart murmur, and needed to be referred to a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist. We went to see Dr Giardini because he has a special interest in sport. I was impressed with Dr Giardini for a number of reasons: • His secretary realised I was very anxious, and Dr Giardini contacted me very quickly to offer appointment dates. • There was no delay and we were able to see him the following evening. • Before our first appointment he explained what tests he would carry out, so I was able to discuss these with my daughter before we arrived. • He understood my daughter would be devastated if she was told she was unable to continue running, and I felt he would be compassionate in those circumstances. • He had an excellent manner with my daughter, so she was very at ease with him. • He talked to her about other aspects of her sport - nutrition, sleep and competition stress. • He was very quick to prepare his reports after each stage of her testing and was very good at explaining everything as we went along. • He was very through and was able to offer us the reassurance we needed. He will now review my daughter annually. Seeing Dr Giardini also made me realise it is actually important for children involved in a lot of sport to undergo cardiac assessment. As a parent I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Giardini. If circumstances were different and my daughter had a more serious problem, I wouldn't hesitate in appointing Dr Giardini as her Consultant, because I'm confident he would leave no stone unturned in treating whatever problems may have arisen. He is excellent.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-03-2018
Thank you for seeing us at such short notice, and for your wonderful manner. It was very kind of you to address my other concerns regarding his condition, you are certainly the most responsive Doctor we have met.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-03-2018
Thank you so much for seeing Daisy for us yesterday, and being so very thorough with your detailed ultrasound examination whilst being very gentle and reassuring with her. Daisy was also put at ease straight away by the very friendly and kind nurse which did the initial tests with her, and she was already to be seen by you. We were so relieved that there didn’t seem to be anything wrong with her heart, and Daisy too came away very cheerful - skipping down the road. Many thanks again for your time.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-03-2018
We just wanted to say how pleased we were that we were referred to you!! You were very thorough with our son and explained everything that you were doing and your findings and put both our minds and ours sons mind at rest!! Thank you so very very much

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-03-2018
On arrival to your practice I felt immediately at ease and knew we were in the best place given my concerns for Ella. She was also very at ease with you which must have been a slightly scary ordeal, and I thought you dealt with us both brilliantly. She was very happy to follow your instructions during the consultation, and as mentioned, I felt very comfortable with how things went. Thank you for everything.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-03-2018
Thank you so much for seeing us so quickly. It was very reassuring to know that our son's heart murmur is not a concern following your thorough examination. You put him at ease and explained everything clearly to us. We found you friendly and professional and felt very confident in your care of our son. You report was extremely comprehensive and received within half an hour of us leaving the consultation. A wonderful service.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-01-2018
We were very impressed by how you conducted the examination, the overall friendliness and the quality of the explanation. The whole session was exemplary from our perspective and compares well to other consultations we’ve had recently.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-01-2018
We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Alessandro Giardini for providing an excellent service and a pleasant experience on the occasion of our consultation on 22nd December, 2017. An Electrocardiogram performed on a one-year old can engender some apprehension in parents; Dr. Giardini’s positive disposition and the reassurance that he offered dispelled any anxiety that we may have otherwise felt. Most importantly, he was able to put little Lorenzo at ease as he provided a nice, calm, softly lit environment in which his presence and the caring tone in his voice contributed to an examination that did not feel invasive or upsetting. The staff at Harley Street Clinic were equally professional and affable, and accommodating of our needs. We are equally thankful to our paediatrician for the referral and recommend Dr. Giardini as a considerate, experienced, welcoming paediatric cardiology specialist.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-01-2018
We would not hesitate to recommend Dr Giardini. He was quick to respond to our message and booked an appointment for us within a matter of days. His manner with our daughter was wonderful - gentle and funny, putting her at ease immediately. He explained everything he was doing, gave a very thorough diagnosis and advised us on how to move forward. We left feeling confident and informed.

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17-12-2017
Thank you for the report. Thank you also for your time at the recent consultation at the Mill Hill Clinic and for accommodating us at short notice. We were extremely stressed and concerned about our daughter but you certainly put our minds at rest by thoroughly going through our daughter' s past history, performing the tests on the day and then sharing the results with us and also talking us through the potential causes. You also answered all of our question without rushing us. The level of empathy you showed was exceptional. You have also since then very promptly organised for our daughter to be seen at GOSH for other tests to be carried out. While we don't know the cause of our daughter's illness just yet , we are so relieved that she is now under your care. May I also take this opportunity to thank your assistant Dee who was extremely helpful .

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-11-2017
My 4 year old daughter and I had a very positive experience during my daughter's consultation with Dr Giardini and his nursing support staff. My daughter seemed to feel at ease throughout the process and she was happy when we left. I left confident and reassured that my child had received an expert assessment of her condition. Dr Giardini made an effort to stop by reception and say hello to my daughter as he entered the building which she commented on later so I believe this added to her level of comfort with this unusual process. I would happily recommend Dr Giardini for you and your child, he has a happy disposition and was very warm with my child and with me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-11-2017
I really appreciate the appointment we had, it was convenient, fast and having all the equipment in the same place helped everything run quickly. Thank you very much.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-11-2017
We were relieved that Charlotte had nothing seriously wrong with her heart, thank you for checking her over, we were very impressed by your professionalism. It is fantastic to see someone with such a marvellous range of skills as yourself.

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09-11-2017
We were very happy with all elements of the consultation. I particularly appreciated the speed in which you were able to schedule an appointment with Jackson. I found your “bedside” manner to be great. You were patient and accommodating with my son’s unusual/upset behaviour. You explained the results you found to me very clearly. The nurse was fantastic and the facilities were lovely & comfortable.

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02-11-2017
On the whole, your process, clear explanation and manner provided a lot of reassurance during an uncertain and worrying time. The process was decisive and gave us a lot of confidence we were in safe hands. At the same time your gentle manner was the perfect balance of professional, kind and fun and this put us all very much at ease - particularly Sophia. Your explanations were pitched just right too. Not too scientific to bamboozle and not too simplistic to cloud the issue. Often we are frustrated by doctors not offering enough information until pressed. Your explanation of how you interpreted the ECG was fascinating. The little things help too. When we emailed your secretary to find out which part of the hospital the exercise test would take place in, you replied instantly. It just all reinforces that feeling of being in someone’s care. So many thanks again. We wish you all the very best and look forward to seeing you again in six months.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-10-2017
So thankful for Dr Giardini's prompt and compassionate responses. He helped us understand our daughter's condition and the treatment she needs.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-10-2017
We where obviously delighted that you able to tell us immediately that we had no cause for concern but we wanted to thank you for seeing us so promptly and at a time that suited our busy family schedule.

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05-10-2017
Thank you very much for my daughter’s report, which I was pleased to read.  The consultation was excellent, your examination seemed very thorough and not at all rushed. I cannot believe there were no tears from her (who is a very shy, nervous child), a great testament to your manner with children!  Your explanations were clear and detailed too which helped to reassure me.

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04-10-2017
Thank you so much for seeing my son. You have greatly reassured us about his condition and it has been a weight off our minds. You are a fantastic doctor, and I also thank you for the letter sent. We shall see you soon in the following months.

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04-10-2017
Thank you so much for your feedback and report on my son. Your professionalism and interaction with my son at the assessment was exceptional. You helped him to feel calm and relaxed as you explained everything before doing it. It was a relaxed atmosphere and your feedback after the appointment was detailed and thorough.

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30-09-2017
We thank you very much indeed for reviewing our son so thoroughly and with so much patience explaining us everything. Daniel felt very relaxed and secured, and remembers the exams calmly and happy. We both felt reassured that Daniel 's heart is normal and he can lead a normal life.

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26-09-2017
I've had the pleasure to meet Dr Giardini in a consultation for my daughter. First of all, we were really pleased with a wonderful reception. Dr Giardini showed us great respect and empathy and took the time to explain to us the diagnosis, the explanation and all of the possible solutions. His approach was direct, yet very humanitarian. He showed all the values one would expect from a doctor of his stature. A great professional with a wonderful personality, I would surely recommend him to all patients. It has been a great pleasure, and I would definitely be happy to see him again should the circumstances require me to.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-09-2017
Dr Giardini responded quickly to my consultation request for my 9-year old daughter and saw us at a very short notice. During the consultation, he was very thorough and took care to examine the circumstances and history in great detail. He is very up to date about the latest technology in follow-up and ongoing monitoring. He is patient and thorough in communicating the diagnosis.

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22-09-2017
Thank you. We found your consultation professional and very reassuring. Your calm manner also put us very much at ease.

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17-09-2017
I have to say that it was such a relief to get the diagnosis on my son's condition! The way in which you dealt with my son was absolutely brilliant. You listened attentively to what had happened to him since June and gave a very clear (jargon free) explanation on what is wrong and how it should be treated. We were very impressed!!

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16-09-2017
Dr Giardini responded quickly to my consultation request for my 9-year old daughter and saw us at a very short notice. During the consultation, he was very thorough and took care to examine the circumstances and history in great detail. He is very up to date about the latest technology in follow-up and ongoing monitoring. He is patient and thorough in communicating the diagnosis.

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14-09-2017
I've had the pleasure to meet Dr Giardini in a consultation for my daughter Malak. First of all, we were really pleased with a wonderful reception. Dr Giardini showed us great respect and empathy and took the time to explain to us the diagnosis, the explanation and all of the possible solutions. His approach was direct, yet very humanitarian. He showed all the values one would expect from a doctor of his stature. A great professional with a wonderful personality, I would surely recommend him to all patients. It has been a great pleasure, and I would definitely be happy to see him again should the circumstances require me to.

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09-09-2017
Thank you so much for seeing my son today. From the moment I booked the appointment with you I felt confident in your work and approach. You was extremely punctual and very informative throughout the whole appointment. You was amazing with my 6 week old son. Thank you so much for your thorough investigations and for making my wife and I feel a million percent better.

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23-06-2017
Very happy with Mr Giardini. Very kind and helpful. I would happily recommend him .

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18-04-2017
Very informative and friendly. Results were available then and there.

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29-03-2017
Very easy to book and Dr Giardini is an excellent doctor.

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27-01-2017
Dr Giardini saw our son who is diagnosed with heart murmur. After an echocardiogram, he told us our son is completely healthy. His explanations were very clear and reassuring. His manner put both our son and us at ease and I will definitely recommend Dr Giardini to our family and friends!

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16-01-2017
The responsiveness and level of service was evident from the first contact as I was offered a convenient appointment almost immediately and it was Alessandro himself who replied to my general email appointment request. Alessandro has an excellent rapport with children, from his "crocodile clips" to sharing his stickers and playing with the ultrasound jelly! Although we received unexpectedly bad news he delivered it as best you can and more importantly, later that evening he happily responded to a barrage of questions as the reality sunk in for my wife and I. Alessandro's communication skills, in both his answers as well as his almost instantaneous replies to emails, are excellent. He recommended the surgeon and advised on the appropriate timing of the surgery and remained in contact throughout. Alessandro was the first person we saw after the operation and he took the time to explain how theatre had gone and reassure us before we saw our son in ICU. The staff in the Bear cardiac ward are a credit to the hospital and Alessandro as they work as a real team. There is help and understanding through the difficult post operation recovery whilst your child begins to heal and starts to walk and recover generally. The level of caring and support is also illustrated by the absence of any rush to discharge you to ensure both the parents and the child are ready to be at home for the next stage of recovery. Alessandro is incredibly approachable and personable and I genuinely believe that nothing is too much trouble for him. He and his team make an unbelievably stressful period manageable as well as providing what I would be consider to be an exceptional level of expertise in paediatric cardiac treatment. Its been twelve days post operation now and our son is running around and as happy as he always was with no negative memories of his recent painful experiences.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-01-2017
It is a pleasure to deal with a knowledgable professional who knows and loves his job - during consultation my son’s heart was checked thoroughly and detailed explanation provided along with an informative consultation letter. 8-year-old boy felt comfortable and surprisingly had fun during our appointment with a very friendly assistant and a kind consultant.

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20-12-2016
We are very pleased with the high quality of our consultation with Dr Alessandro Giardini. He gave very prompt attention to our request for an appointment and obliged immediately with an appointment time the very next day. Alessandro's personable approach was most appreciated as he was warm and friendly throughout. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend his expertise to others in the future.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-10-2016
We contacted Dr Giardini on a thursday and he saw our daughter the following day which was fantastic. He put all of us at complete ease and was amazing with our daughter from the minute he met us till we left. It was a great weight off our shoulders after he had examined her thoroughly and given us positive news. Would highly recommend. Thank you so much.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-06-2016
From the outset, Dr Giardini was friendly and warm, politely spending some time to get to know us and the circumstances leading to our appointment. He was professional throughout the appointment and made sure he was thorough in his diagnosis. We are grateful that Dr Giardini could accommodate us so soon after contacting him and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.

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13-06-2016
I took my 9 year old son to Dr Giardini for an examination and I must say that I was very impressed by his approach. Dr. Giardini was absolutely wonderful and very friendly. He is extremely knowledgeable, very patient and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Giardini to anyone!

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02-06-2016
Dr Giardini was highly professional and clearly answered all of our questions. He has a great bedside manner with young children and made it a low-stress consultation.

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08-05-2016
We are extremely pleased with the services provided by Dr. Giardini. He was extremely helpful and kind from the start. He is also very knowledgeable, thoroughly examining our daughter and explaining every part of the exam he was performing to me. He is also very kind and nice with the children, which I believe is also very important. Whenever I contacted him with questions, he responded immediately. Our experience with Dr. Giardini has been extremely positive, we are very thankful and would definitely recommend him to anyone in need.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-05-2016
Dr Giardini is very knowledgeable with the paediatric cardiac matters. Our experience with him has been absolutely wonderful. Besides the excellent care he has provided to our daughter technically, he has been very considerate with us as parents. Not only he is fantastic with children, he has also made himself available to us at weekends and evenings when we have had queries, for which we have been very grateful. These qualities have given us great satisfaction in thinking that our daughter is in very safe hands for her treatment. Thank you Dr Giardini.

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05-05-2016
Dear Dr Giardini, I am writing to thank you for seeing my son at such short notice, I appreciated your prompt response and sense of urgency in scheduling our appointment. I am also grateful for the warmth, empathy and patience that you showed during the consultation. Despite walking in with some degree of anxiety, both my 10-yr old son and myself were made to feel comfortable within minutes of meeting you. We left feeling informed and reassured, and wish to thank you for taking the time to answer all our questions in a clear, thorough and exhaustive manner, while explaining and interpreting your findings during your assessment. I am looking forward to meeting you again soon to assess my other children.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-04-2016
Dr Giardini was my daughter’s cardiologist when we were referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital for heart surgery to repair her tricuspid valve. It was a hugely frightening time for us as a family – and Dr Giardini was tremendous. He was exceptionally responsive, professional, and thoughtful. He answered all my questions whether by email or in person quickly and clearly, in a reassuring and straightforward way. He was open and gentle with my daughter. We felt 100% looked after and that we were given the absolutely best medical care possible, but also the best support and kindness possible. I cannot say how lucky we feel that we were referred to him.

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23-03-2016
We have booked an appointment for my 20 month old daughter to see Dr. Alessandro Giardini on Saturday morning the 19th March 2016. The reason was that our Paediatrician heard a systolic murmur and he advised us to see a specialist to double check. We could have not asked for a better Consultant to visit our daughter, very helpful and friendly from the start. Very understandable and experienced to deal with children (my daughter is very active). From the start he made us feel at ease, and the visit went very smooth. Very happy of the choice and I would definitely recommend him to everyone. After the visit we went home very happy and assured.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-03-2016
Dear Dr Giardini, Thank you for your thorough and most reassuring assessment of our four year old's heart. Your ability to engage with and get cooperation from him so quickly was notable. There are always so many things to worry about as parents, and now, we thankfully have one less!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-03-2016
I would like to thank you for your prompt and professional attention in seeing my son. As you recognise it is an anxious situation as a parent to have concerns raised about your child's heart. The speed with which you made an appointment available to us and your clear explanation of the reasons for the concern was very reassuring. Your manner with our son was very relaxed and reassuring. He was utterly fascinated by the process of the consultation and delighted in seeing his heart beating. Your expertise is evident and your obvious passion for paediatric cardiology is deeply moving.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-03-2016
All of us wish to thank you Dr. Alessandro, I offer my heartfelt thanks for the treatment and care for my son Qassim received under your careful supervision. He had a speedy recovery, the credit for which goes to you. I am pleased to inform you that my son is doing well. My family and I are grateful to you and the hospital staff for all that you have done for us specially following up with us on his condition and providing all the support even though Qassim is no more in the hospital by advising us which medicines to take to recover from a infection he had. Once again many thanks for your care and concern.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-03-2016
We found Dr Giardini to be very understanding and final give my daughter an diagnoses after 3 years and having seen 15 specialists that had no answers , he has then supported us as a family to find other teams with a POTS understanding We feel we may have not had a diagnosis without his dedication

Peer Recommendations

Dr Giardini is very professional, excellent physician who has taken care of some of my paediatric patients. He is a very knowledgeable, reliable, empathetic doctor and I would recommend him to everyone looking for the best Paediatric Cardiologist in London.
For specialty: Cardiology
Connection: I have referred patients to them

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