Cardiovascular

Approach to Pediatric Syncope

This episode presents an approach to the pediatric patient presenting with syncope. Both benign and life-threatening causes will be discussed. Listeners will be able to recognize red flags on history, examination and investigations. This podcast has been developed by medical student Vishal Puri with the help of Dr. Joseph Atallah and Dr. Mel Lewis. Dr. Joseph Atallah is a pediatric cardiologist and Dr. Mel Lewis is a general pediatrician, both staff at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. 


Approach to Shock

This episode presents an approach to shock in a pediatric population. This podcast is written by Dustin Jacobson, a 3rd year pediatrics resident from the University of Toronto, with the help of Dr. Suzanne Beno, a staff physician in the division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. At the end of this podcast, listeners will be able to define shock, understand it’s pathophysiology, discuss the sub classifications of shock and become familiar with the management of shock. 


Evaluation of a Heart Murmur

This podcast addresses the evaluation of heart murmurs in children. The clinical features that distinguish an innocent murmur from a pathologic murmur are discussed. Common innocent and pathologic murmurs are addressed and audio examples are provided. Lastly, some suggestions are offered for explaining innocent murmurs to parents. This podcast was written by Dr. Andrew Mackie, a pediatric cardiologist at the Stollery Children's Hospital. Dr. Mackie is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences at the University of Alberta.


Kawasaki Disease

This podcast addresses the diagnosis and management of Kawasaki disease. It was written by Chris Gerdung and reviewed by Dr. Melanie Lewis. Chris is a medical student at the University of Alberta. Dr. Lewis is a general pediatrician at the Stollery Children's Hospital.