Table of Contents - December 2012 - Volume 22, Issue 06 (A Lifelong Interdisciplinary Approach to Common Arterial Trunk, Transposition of the Great Arteries, and Other Evolving Challenges in Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Disease)
Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Primary care cardiology, also known as ambulatory or outpatient cardiology, for the longitudinal management of patients with common arterial trunk or with transposition of the great arteries is both poorly described and has limited evidence to justify its basis. This article discusses some of the various complications that these patients can develop, reviews the medical literature, and describes a framework for care of these complex patients from infancy to transition to adult congenital cardiac specialist care.
Correspondence to: Dr J. R. Boris, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States of America. Tel: +1 215 590 3189; Fax: +1 267 426 5324; E-mail: [email protected]
* Presented at: 12th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease, February 17–21, 2012, All Children's Hospital, Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States of America.