Cardiology 2013

Notes: Kordolaimi, Sofia D

Salvara, Aikaterini-Lampro N

Antonakos, Ioannis

Tsalafoutas, Ioannis A

Broutzos, Elias

Efstathopoulos, Efstathios P

eng

Comparative Study

Evaluation Studies

Italy

AIFB

2012/03/09 06:00

Phys Med. 2013 Mar;29(2):178-87. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2012.02.001. Epub 2012 Mar 6.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22398332

Author Address: University of Athens, 2nd Department of Radiology, University General Hospital Attikon, Rimini 1, 124 62 Athens, Greece. skordo612@yahoo.gr

 

 

Reference Type:  Journal Article

Record Number: 474Author: Kovacs, A. H. and McCrindle, B. W.

Year: 2014

Title: So hard to say goodbye: transition from paediatric to adult cardiology care

Journal: Nat Rev Cardiol

Volume: 11

Issue: 1

Pages: 51-62

Date: Jan

Short Title: So hard to say goodbye: transition from paediatric to adult cardiology care

Alternate Journal: Nature reviews. Cardiology

ISSN: 1759-5010 (Electronic)

1759-5002 (Linking)

DOI: 10.1038/nrcardio.2013.172

Accession Number: 24217158

Abstract: Important medical advances have created a large and growing population of adults who were diagnosed with congenital or paediatric-onset cardiovascular conditions as children and now require specialized cardiac care as adults. Although some adult patients continue to be cared for by paediatric cardiology programmes, guidelines recommend that patients transfer from paediatric to adult care at 18-21 years of age. Unfortunately, lapses in care during the transfer period are common and associated with poor health outcomes. Comprehensive transition programmes are necessary to maintain continuity of care and effectively prepare adolescents and young adults for the differences between paediatric and adult cardiac care programmes. Transition, unlike transfer, is an extended process that begins during childhood or early adolescence and focuses on patient education and fostering self-management skills and appropriate interdependence. The perspectives of patients, families, and care providers should be recognized and incorporated into transition programmes, and should be used to adapt strategies to meet the needs of individual patients and families. This Review summarizes the current knowledge on the transition of young patients from paediatric to adult cardiology care from the perspectives of all stakeholders, and offers practical recommendations for the development of transition programmes.

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208