Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
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Towards the Standardization of Transition Care Models for Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD): A Perspective

Serena Francesca Flocco, Rosario Caruso, Federica Dellafiore, Adelaide Orlando, Arianna Magon, Alessandro Giamberti and Massimo Chessa

This perspective paper is aimed to describe an Italian experience related to the empirical implementation of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) transition care models, highlighting the most significant author’s perspectives. The CHD transition care models implementation strategy adopted at Policlinico San Donato (Italy) is closely linked to the clinical practice and to the research activity at national and international level. This strategy could be an efficient start-up to boost the understanding of the adolescent patients’ needs, also giving more evidence to the effectiveness of the transition care models.