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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 PAs: August 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 8 - p 32–34
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.

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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