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ACHD Transition & Clinic

When a patient nears their adolescence, their Single Ventricle cardiologist will refer them to an Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) cardiologist at Lurie Children’s to take over their cardiology follow-up care. In order to make this transition of care as smooth as possible, our team will slowly bridge the gap between the pediatric and adult care teams. Our team will ensure that a patient begins to learn the ins and outs of their anatomy and heart function, their medications, and their appointments. One member of our team is also on the ACHD team and is uniquely positioned to provide extra transition education to our patients. This care coordination and provider overlap within the Single Ventricle Follow-up Clinic provides seamless continuity of care and reduces risks of problems associated with patients being lost to follow-up. 

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