Heart Education Awareness Resource and Training through E-learning (HEARTe)

Congenital: Case 2 Part 2: Teenage Kirsten

Teenage Kirsten portrait

Kirsten is now 16 years old and today is her first appointment at the teenage clinic, before her care is transferred to the adult service. She meets with a cardiologist from the adult service and a nurse specialist.

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Moving from the care of paediatric cardiac services to adult cardiac services can be difficult for teenagers and their families. To aid them in making a smooth move across these services, there is increasing recognition that they should be provided with specialist transition support.