Q&A: Transition to adult congenital heart care must be managed carefully
2 monthes ago - By Healio
The proportion of children with congenital heart disease who survive to adulthood continues to rise. With this good news, however, comes a challenge: The cardiac care of these patients must be managed throughout their lives, and at some point they must transition from being overseen by a pediatric cardiologist to being overseen by an adult congenital heart disease specialist.
With this transition comes the need for patients to become more knowledgeable about their condition, to take a more active role in seeking care and to better understand which behaviors and medications are safe for them.
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