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We are committed to helping our patients with CHD who are approaching adulthood make a smooth transition from pediatric to adult health care. We have developed a unique transition program that serves adolescents with CHD by performing individualized evaluations that reveal individual patient needs surrounding CHD knowledge and disease management skills.
Our program works with cardiologists to teach adolescents to better understand their specific CHD and practice the skills needed to manage their CHD in an adult setting, in order to facilitate transfer to adult care by 21 years of age. Our program additionally helps patients meet an adult congenital cardiologist, facilitates communication about patients between the pediatric and adult cardiologists, and creates concise medical summaries for these adult providers so that they may understand the unique needs of our patients.