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Leeds adult heart surgery threat

Adult heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary is under threat as it's emerged that if the children's unit closed, adult services would go the same way.

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Leeds heart unit doctors "very angry"

A senior doctor at the Leeds General Infirmary children's heart unit says she and many of her colleagues are "very angry" at the way the unit has been treated. Children's heart surgery was suspended at Leeds on Thursday, amid claims of high death rates.

But doctors at the unit have told ITV News Calendar that the data used to halt operations is incomplete and inaccurate.

"We very much feel that this has been targeted at us and it feels very much like we're under fire - and myself and many of my colleagues are very angry about this."

– ELSPETH BROWN, CONSULTANT IN CHILDREN'S CARDIOLOGY, LEEDS

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