From Diagnosis to Discharge and Beyond: A Patient Perspective of Team-Based Care

The Spring issue of Cardiology magazine features a story of how team-based care made a life-saving difference in the care of one ACC staff member’s unborn son. Just 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Autumn Niggles, and her husband, Andy, received the unexpected news that their unborn son, Lachlan, had a serious congenital heart defect (CHD). “The most perspective-altering piece of this is that now I see how, when these teams work well, they can make a positive and life-altering difference,” states Autumn. “The entire cardiovascular care team worked like an incredibly well-oiled machine and they executed their plan of action with a precision and expertise that we couldn't have imagined.” Read more on Get the full issue on