Medical advancements over the past 20 years have allowed more people with congenital heart disease (CHD) to survive into adulthood. For these individuals, routine surveillance and follow-up care by a cardiologist are critically important. However, a new study shows lapse in care is prevalent among CHD survivors by age five, with nonwhites demonstrating elevated risk. Medicaid patients and those with less severe diagnoses also had an increased risk for lapse in care.
Read more at Pediatrics Nationwide: Keeping Young Patients with Congenital Heart Disease Connected to Care.