Best Practices in Managing Transition to Adulthood for Adolescents With Congenital Heart Disease: The Transition Process and Medical and Psychosocial Issues

Published: February 28, 2011

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  • There are over 1 million adults in the United States with congenital heart disease.
  • Unfortunately, currently less than 30% of these adults see appropriate specialized providers.
  • A well-planned and executed “transition process” into adulthood for adolescents with congenital heart disease is needed.