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Dr Lorna Swan

Dr Lorna Swan

Dr Lorna Swan

Consultant cardiologist


Dr Lorna Swan is the clinical lead for adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) at the Trust. 

She is a member of the heart disease and pregnancy service run in partnership with Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. 

The pregnancy service cares for mothers-to-be with cardiac problems and is nationally and internationally recognised for its work on a wide range of cardiac conditions during and after pregnancy. 

Research projects

Dr Swan is the principal investigator of the AIMS study (RCT of ARBs in Marfan Syndrome) and she leads the Marfan syndrome and inherited aortopathy clinic. 

Her other area of specialist interest is in end-stage heart failure management of ACHD patients and she leads the CLAHRC project looking at advanced care planning in this population. 

Areas of expertise

  • Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD)

  • Heart failure in patients with ACHD

  • Obstetric cardiology

International experience

Dr Swan worked in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit, Toronto General Hospital, Canada from 2002 to 2003.


She regularly lectures at international meetings on ACHD. In 2011 this will include lecturing in the US at the international Cincinnati meeting and at the European Society of Cardiology Annual Meeting in Paris.


As part of her work in the Trust she teaches large numbers of international 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.