Pediatric Heart Murmurs
Return to all Infant, Child, and Adolescent Medicine sessions.
Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.
1. Evaluate pediatric patients for heart murmurs by physical examination and history, and identify any red flags for pathologic murmur.
2. Recognize when to order echocardiography for further diagnostic evaluation, and consider referral to a pediatric cardiologist for newborns with a heart murmur.
3. Coordinate referral to a pediatric cardiologist for patients with a pathologic cardiac examination, or who have cardiac symptoms and questionable findings on the cardiac examination.
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Lynne E. Nield, MD, Paediatric and Fetal Cardiologist, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, Division of Cardiology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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