Heart to Heart with Anna

The Changing Landscape of Care for Young Adults with CCHDs

July 30, 2019 Season 14 Episode 9
Heart to Heart with Anna
The Changing Landscape of Care for Young Adults with CCHDs
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Heart to Heart with Anna
The Changing Landscape of Care for Young Adults with CCHDs
Jul 30, 2019 Season 14 Episode 9
Vicki Lucas
You won’t want to miss this episode where returning Guest, Vicki Lucas, talks about the changing landscape of care for adults with critical congenital heart defects and how her family has navigated the difficult journey of taking him from pediatric cardiology care to care for an adult with a critical congenital heart defect.
Show Notes

Returning Guest, Vicki Lucas, shares with Anna how care for her son, Alexander, has changed over time, especially as he has transitioned from pediatric care to care for an adult with a critical congenital heart defect. As a special education teacher, Vicki has worked very hard as Alexander's advocate and she shares what she has done to help him be an advocate for himself. She also gives tips to parents on how they can best prepare their adult children as they leave home and go off to college. She also shares her family's journey for the right cardiologist for Alexander after his cardiologist since childhood retired.

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