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Apr 23, 2018

This episode of CRACKCast reviews Rosen’s Chapter 170, Pediatric Cardiac Disorders. This podcast covers the common infectious complications leading to pediatric cardiac issues. Additionally, we will review Kawasaki's Disease, Acute Rheumatic Fever, HOCM, and much more. 

Episode Overview:

1. Describe procedures and conditions for which prophylaxis for bacterial endocarditis is recommended.

2. Describe 2 potential prophylaxis regimens.

3. What is the differential diagnosis of myocarditis? What is the most common cause of myocarditis in children?

4. What is the differential diagnosis of pericarditis in children? Describe any differences b/n adults and children.

5. What are the clinical diagnostic criteria for Kawasaki’s disease?

6. If the clinical criteria are not met, but you are still suspicious, how else might Kawasaki’s disease be diagnosed?

7. What are some unusual clinical presentations of Kawasaki’s disease?

8. How is Kawasaki’s disease managed? What is treatment directed towards preventing?

9. List the Jones Criteria for the diagnosis of Acute Rheumatic Fever.

10. Describe the management of Acute Rheumatic Fever.

11. List 10 causes of sudden death in young athletes.

12. What is a normal pediatric QT interval.

13. What are ECG findings of HCM?


1. What is the hyperoxia test? How is it clinically useful?

2. Describe common Xray findings in CHD: “boot-shaped heart”, “egg-on-a-string”, “snowman”.

3. What is Eisenmenger’s Syndrome?

4. Until what age is the thymus visible on CXR?

5. List 8 ductal dependent cardiac lesions in the neonate.

6. List features of pathologic heart murmur .

7. When does the ductus arteriosus close functionally? Physically?