Risk and Safety Issues in Cardiology XVI describes the importance of shared decision-making as a key patient safety strategy in cardiovascular care, especially when transitioning patients from hospital-based procedural areas to ambulatory care settings. This course explores the important partnership between the patient and the cardiovascular healthcare professional, from diagnosis to cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Specifically, the course provides effective strategies for managing the following phases of care: (1) obtaining true informed consent before a cardiac intervention, (2) referring a patient to related ambulatory services once a procedure has been completed and ensuring appropriate follow-up, and (3) helping a patient successfully transition into a sustainable CR program.