Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance


Transitioning from pediatric to adult CHD care


Children pass many  milestones growing up, the first day of kindergarten, the liberty of becoming a licensed driver and -going-off-to-college or university, just to name a few. Parents give the necessary “talks” about responsibility, risk and behaviour. These transitions are thought of as rites of passage.

Prepping our youth for entry into adult health care should be no different than transitioning into college, university or into the workforce.  At some point, most individuals will assume responsibility for maintaining and managing their own health. There remains work to do to...

Read our stories of strength, perseverance and hope

Our Faces of CHD campaign from 2019 Heart Month

Jackson's story (Permanent Junctional Reciprocating Tachycardia (PJRT)PDF icon Download Jackson, ON.pdf (320.27 KB)

Véronique's story (coarctation of the aortaPDF icon Download Veronique, ON.pdf (236.71 KB)

Priyanka and Bren's story (children of a parent with coarctation of the aorta and aortic stenosisPDF icon Download Priyanka and Bren, ON.pdf (256.72 KB)

Meaghan's story (Tetralogy of FallotPDF icon Download Meghan, AB.pdf (216.7 KB)

Alex's story  (Mitral Valve...


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