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what age should you not be seen by a Paediatrician?

Postby Leah » Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:50 pm

hey, im 16 and i'm still being seen by a paediactric cardiologist...does anyone know at what age you are transfered to been an adult cardiologist? i feel a bit silly being the oldest patient in the waiting room with babies crying all around me!!
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Postby Jen » Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:57 pm

Hi Leah,
I didn't leave Great Ormand Street until I was 21 and was still seeing a paediatric cardiologist until then.
I was transferred over to the Middlesex and Heart hospital then but I don't think its that unusual to stay with a paediatric cardiologist until aged 18+. I'm sure if you ask them they will tell you when you are likely to be transferred.

Hope this helps.
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Postby louloulolly » Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:02 pm

Hi Leah,
I used to go to Alder Hey Children's hospital in Liverpool and I was transferred to Broadgreen Cardiothoracic Centre when I turned 18, I'm still under the same consultant as I was when I was at Alder Hey.
Hope that helps
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Postby J K » Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:58 pm

Hi Leah,

Like Jen, I didn't leave Gt Ormond St until I was 21, and am now at the Middlesex.


Postby Louise » Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:39 pm

Hi Leah,

I was seeing my paediatric cardiologist up until the age of 17. The age is usually 16 for most children. Sometimes this can vary from hospital to hospital and consultant to consultant.

However, saying that I still my paediatric oncologist and I'm 23!! Funnily enough I will see my paediatric oncologist throughout the rest of my adulthood!!

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Postby mcfly girl » Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:28 pm

hi leah wot school do u go to this is from the one u sent me :D when you need to chat my e-mail is nbpy@tesco.net
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Postby Guest » Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:11 pm

Hi, Leah

My normal cardiologist did paediatrics when I was a baby but now does adults. However I now have to go in to hospital under the paediatric cardiologists. They just wrote a letter to my parents or guardian, which is very funny as I am 28!!

Postby liza » Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:40 pm

Hi Leah,

I left Yorkhill Sick kids at 18 but sometimes I wish I never had (am now 26). I am now at an adult hospital but although my cardiologist is a pacemaker specialist she usually deals with older adults with acquired conditions not adults with congenital conditions like me so I hardly see her. The care was definately better in peadiatrics so I'd think twice before moving at all. It is a choice between sharing a ward with babies or geriatrics!!

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Postby Juicy_Lucy » Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:31 am

I was at Great Ormond Street till July 04 then i was transferred to "The Heart Hospital" for my operation (I had The ross procedure, coz i had aortic stenosis) then after that i was tranferred to the middlesex but that was to far to travel and to be honest is about as clean as a dump. so now i am in birmingham but have only been there once! I miss GOSH but know moving to a different place is part of growing up!i wished for ages that i could just go 2 an adult hospital! now i wish i was back at GOSH with all the screaming kids! but life is hard! especially for us! and aslong as we get better who cares where we r!
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Postby pink_hannah » Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:47 pm

Hi Leah, I was wondered just the same. I'm nearly 16 and by far the oldest in the waiting room every time I go. Hannah xx
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Postby JAYNEY » Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:07 pm

Hi Leah

don't worry chick, i was 27 when i was transffered to adult cardiologist and i could'nt be happier she and he are the best consultants you could ever wish for, and they will do anything for you, best of luck

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transferring to adult services

Postby superwoman » Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:23 pm

I got transferred to adult clinic just before I was 16 (reckon they couldnt get shot of me quick enough as my mum was always nagging them). I do know other who didnt transfer until late 20. I reckon i depends on the complexity of your care. Some that are complex they dont want to let go of.

I must be one of the few who prefer the adult clinic, I think it is because I get treated like me and not talked over as I did at RHSC.

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Postby Becky123 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:38 am

I have just turned 18 and just last week had my first adult appointment, it may be different for different hospitals, but i would imagin you will start seeing an adult consultant when you are 18.

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Postby Andrea » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:11 am


last year when i was 15 i had to go to a transition clinic so now im at the adult hospital. I have a friend with a heart condition she is older than me and she still is seen at Pendlebury Hospital :S

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Postby Hj285 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:09 pm


I was transferred to the adult cardiologist when I was 17. I think the pediatrician couldn't wait to get rid of me. I was miserable and refused to have a catheter a 15. Then at my first adult clinic appointment when I was 17 I remember the doctor being delightfully charming and I agreed to all the tests under the sun.

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