QTc

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When I started my training, if you had asked me what the QTc was, I would probably have told you it was one of those funny shopping channels on cable TV. Then cisapride came along (Google it, kids) and changed all that. Nowadays every colleague who asks me to review an ECG tells me the…

Incomplete Kawasaki Disease

  A four year old Japanese male was brought into Emergency with 5 days of fevers, non-exudative bilaterally injected sclerae, erythematous pharynx and irritability. Wondering about the possibility of Kawasaki Disease, I turned to check the 2017 update of the American Heart Association Scientific Statement, focusing on considering a diagnosis of Incomplete Kawasaki Disease.  …

Syncope

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This month’s Podcast of the Month is from PEM ED Podcast. In a 2 x 45 minute series Andrew Sloas and Buck Kyle discuss paediatric syncope, with a focus on the cardiogenic causes that you don’t want to miss. They also cover common reasons why kids pass out, and throw in a little ECG revision…