As an older teen with pulmonary hypertension (PH), you will want to prepare to transition from your pediatrician to an adult PH-treating doctor. This can be an exciting yet intimidating step, especially if you’re close with your current PH care team. You may also have to start taking on more of your medical responsibilities, from managing your medications to ordering prescription refills. Your current health care providers can help answer your questions about what you should consider when transitioning to adult care.

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Health Care

Spend 6 minutes with Jackie Szmuszkovicz, M.D., and Alvin Rocha, M.S.N., R.N., C.P.N., from Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, in this PHA Classroom video as they discuss concepts related to transitioning a young adult with PH from pediatric-centered health care to an adult health care environment.

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