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Cardiac

Cardiology

Transition in the cardiac service

We want to help you feel confident living with your heart condition and to make sure that you have all the information that you need to help you feel supported as you move to adult hospital.

What will happen?

As an adolescent your doctor and your clinical nurse specialist will start to talk to you more about:

  • your heart condition and your medications;
  • what it is like living with your heart condition;
  • lifestyle issues (smoking alcohol, taking risks);
  • pregnancy;
  • what you might want to know about the adult hospital;
  • who you can contact when you have questions; and
  • taking more control in your clinic appointments by asking questions and spending time with the doctor on your own.

 When you and your doctor at the children's hospital agree that you are ready to move to the adult hospital, a transfer pack containing your medical information will be put together by the children's team and this will be sent to the adult service.

You will be invited to attend a young person's cardiology clinic where the specialist nurse and cardiologist can talk to you more about living safely with your heart condition and answer questions you may have. We will give you and your family lots of support during this time as you get ready to move hospitals, so please tell us if you are worried about any part of the process.

We are looking forward to helping you!

To visit our general transition homepage click here