PED 804 Pediatric Cardiology, 4 credits

The goals of this rotation are to provide a general appreciation for the scope of pediatric cardiology ranging from the critically ill newborn to the office detection of the functional murmur.

The students will participate in the evaluation of patients in ambulatory and in-hospital settings. They will be exposed to both bedside and noninvasive diagnostic techniques including electrocardiography, echocardiography and Doppler flow. The correlation of the physical findings with hemodynamic and angiographic data and the formulation of a management plan will be demonstrated at the catheterization case conference. Clinicopathologic correlations are discussed at regularly scheduled pathology conferences.       

This rotation should provide students with substantial gains in the skills of pediatric physical diagnosis. In addition, familiarity with the noninvasive laboratory techniques, the developmental physiology of infancy, hemodynamic and angiographic diagnosis of cardiovascular disease should be acquired on the completion of this elective. Students are excused from on-call responsibilities.

Prerequisites: MS4 or MS3 who has successfully completed PED 700.

Modules: A-K  Blocks: 1-4

Number of students: 1

Course Instructors: Joseph Orie, MD; Glenn Leonard, Jr., MD; Rebecca Pratt, MD; Megan McGreevy, MD

Course Coordinator: Sue Quirk