The teen years can be hard, especially after a transplant. Young adults with heart transplants
are confronted with a unique set of stressors in addition to the normal stress that teenagers face every day. The Children’s Heart Transplant Adolescent Program helps make the change to adulthood as smooth as possible by having a Teen Clinic.
Teens older than age 14 who have been transplanted for at least one year must participate.
The clinic is offered every summer and winter.
Teens will spend time with each member of the multidisciplinary team.
Teens learn to become independent with their medical care.
Did You Know?
Adolescent developmental issues complicate a teen's transition toward taking responsibility for managing their illness and learning to comply with recommended treatment following transplant. Learn more
about helping teens cope effectively.
About the Adolescent Heart Transplant Clinic
The Children’s Adolescent Heart Transplant Clinic for teenage heart transplant recipients provides:
More comprehensive, individualized care
Opportunities for independence—teenagers are seen without their parents for most of the clinic visit
Resources for coping with a transplant
Age appropriate healthcare education
Tour of Emory for those patients who are preparing to transition to an adult facility
Our goal is to provide young adult heart transplant recipients with education and experiences that will encourage a successful and healthy future. The Children’s Adolescent Heart Transplant Clinic also provides teenagers with information and resources to help them think and live as independent adults.
Call 404-785-6395 to enroll in the Adolescent Heart Transplant Clinic or obtain more information.