Pediatric arrhythmias present numerous challenges to pediatric cardiologists and other practitioners who see pediatric patients, including pediatricians, family physicians, emergency physicians, residents, fellows, and other clinicians. Arrhythmias in Children: A Case-Based Approach features practical methods for diagnosing and treating arrhythmias in these patients across all settings. Nearly three dozen real-world scenarios are presented, followed by a discussion of the diagnosis, clinical thinking process involved, treatment options, expected outcomes, and how to manage anticipated and unanticipated outcomes. These practical, realistic cases provide a unique and engaging way of approaching these challenging patient scenarios.
Uses a case-based approach for a full spectrum of pediatric arrythmias in the newborn, child, pre-teen, and teenager.
Presents history and physical, differential diagnoses, tests to order, and practical plans of action.
Includes a section on arrythmias in special circumstances.
Models clinical thinking skills for a wide number of real-world patient situations.
Reviews pertinent clinical guidelines, treatment, and follow up.
By Vincent C. Thomas, MD, MHA, Pediatric Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
Medical Safety Officer
Johnson & Johnson and Seshadri Balaji, MBBS, MRCP (UK), PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Cardiology