what age should you not be seen by a Paediatrician?

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Postby blonde_saint » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:46 am

I was 18 when I went to the adult clinc however I kept my cardiologist with me when I moved to the adult hospital.
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Postby michelle1976 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:43 pm

Hiya Leah,

I am 33 and will always be seen by paediatric cardiologists. I go to the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle Upon Tyne in which they have weekly clinics for us. They are based in the adult clinic but with paediatric doctors. Ask if this is available.

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What age should you not be seen by a Paediatrician

Postby Forlyd » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:59 pm

Hello Leah,
I am one of the few ancient Guch's. I occasionally venture into the young Guch's domain to see if my life experience can be of help to any of the young ones.
I am 61 years old and was born a Blue Baby, that is, my pulmonary valve was too narrow to let enough blood flow to the lungs for oxygination. I have had 3 open heart surgeries since 1952 including a pulmonary valve replacemed in 1975.
I have always been seen by Paediatric consultants ! Like Michelle of Northumberland I attend the Freeman Hospital which has a spread of tiny babies to older people like me. ( not geriatrics please Liza ) Yes, when I was very young I attended the Shotley bridge Hospital which was one of the first hospitals to do heart surgery in the North of England. I moved to the Freeman when it was built in the mid 1970s. I have never given any thought to being seen by anyone other than Dr. Chaudhari who is a Paediatric consultant. My early consultants are either retired or passed on. There is a lot to be said for keeping with your present specialist. They know your reactions to your heart problems better than anyone else can. As Michelle said, if it is just the clinic that bugs you, ask to attend the adult clinic ?
Meantime take good care of yourself, Love Lydia.
Tof,Pulmonary valvotomy 1952,Pott's shunt 1955,Pott's correction-VSD & dacron graft with Hancock valve 1975. Ablation 2001.Bivent.fail & AF 2002. Cardioversion 2002.Paroxy AF 2002. Ostial stenosis right CA. Cardiac arrrest-ICD 2004. In AF-vent/pacing.
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