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Congenital heart disease: Transitioning from pediatric to adult cardiology care

Kasinskas, Kaitlyn MHS, PA-C; Colomb-Lippa, Dawn MHS, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants:
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000451416.29847.8c
Review Article

ABSTRACT: Medical and surgical advances are prolonging the lives of children with congenital heart disease (CHD), who are now living into adulthood. Physician assistants are well-positioned to play an integral role in supporting the transition of patients with CHD from pediatric to adult medical care, thereby reducing patients' risk of adverse outcomes.

Author Information

Kaitlyn Kasinskas is a recent graduate of the Quinnipiac University PA program in Hamden, Conn. Dawn Colomb-Lippa is a professor in the PA program at Quinnipiac University. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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