Written in a case-based format, this valuable resource helps primary care physicians in diagnosing and treating children with common and uncommon cardiac conditions. Cases are grouped by treating location: office, nursery, emergency department, and pediatric intensive care unit.
Following the case presentation, each chapter follows the steps of: differential diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and discussion. Valuable pearls of information are included, as well as “Practice Points,” which is a quick refresher on the key issues presented in the case.
Refractory Supraventricular Tachycardia and Hypotension
Cyanosis Without a Murmur
An Enlarged Cardiac Silhouette on Chest Radiograph
A Loud Murmur in an Asymptomatic Infant
Small Heart with “White Out” on Chest Radiograph
Cardiac Arrest in an Adolescent
Recurrent Seizures and a Family History of Sudden Death
Wide QRS Tachycardia and Heart Failure
Wheezing and Recurrent Pneumonia