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Dr Lorna Swan

Dr Lorna Swan

Consultant cardiologist



Dr Lorna Swan is a consultant cardiologist and clinical lead for adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) at the Trust. Before joining the Trust, she worked in the ACHD unit at Toronto General Hospital, Canada (2002-2008). 

She is a member of the heart disease and pregnancy service, co-run with Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. This service cares for expectant mothers with cardiac problems. This service has worldwide recognition for its work on many cardiac conditions during and after pregnancy. 

Areas of expertise

Dr Swan's expertise includes: 

  • adult congenital heart disease (ACHD)
  • heart failure in patients with ACHD
  • obstetric cardiology


Research interests

Dr Swan is the principal investigator of the AIMS study, looking at RCT of ARBs in Marfan syndrome. She also leads the Marfan syndrome and inherited aortopathy clinic. 

Another interest area is end-stage heart failure management of ACHD patients. She leads the CLAHRC project, which looks at advanced care planning for these patients. 


Dr Swan lectures at many international meetings about ACHD. In 2011, she lectured at the international Cincinnati meeting, and at the European Society of Cardiology Annual Meeting in Paris. 

As part of her work, she teaches fellows from Europe, the Far East and North America. 


Dr Swan is the editor of  Adult Congenital Heart Disease: A Practical Guide and has been chapter editor for other books.