By David J. Driscoll MD

In accordance with Dr. Driscoll's thirty years of winning bedside instructing on the Mayo health facility, basics of Pediatric Cardiology is the proper textbook for citizens in pediatrics, relatives drugs, inner drugs, and pediatric and grownup cardiology. This concise, well-organized, and easy-to-understand textual content may be learn cover-to-cover in the course of a pediatric cardiology rotation and focuses sharply on what basic care physicians want to know for preliminary assessment and administration of patients.
Dr. Driscoll explains the various kinds of congenital center defects, targeting the main widespread cardiac difficulties in babies, teenagers, and kids. Emphasis is on use of latest diagnostic instruments along side the actual exam.

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The pleasant quality of Still's murmur has been likened to the sound of a strummed bass fiddle, and it can occasionally be as loud as grade 3. It is low to midfrequency and crescendoâ decrescendo. It is well localized to the lower and mid-left sternal border and is louder in the supine position. It occurs only in systole and is a very pleasant sound. Venous Hum This murmur results from turbulent flow of systemic venous return in the jugular veins and superior vena cava. It is best heard at the base of the neck or in the infra- or supraclavicular areas.

Nonspecific Chest Wall Pain (Idiopathic Chest Pain) Nonspecific chest wall pain may be the most common type of chest pain in children and adolescents. The pain usually is described as sharp. When asked to point to the site of pain, the patient usually will point to the center of the chest or the area below the left nipple. The pain lasts several seconds to several minutes and is exacerbated by deep breathing. Sometimes, squeezing the chest cage or gently pressing on the sternum can reproduce the pain.

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