Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology

by Brian Alverson, MD

Pediatric cardiology is the field of medicine that deals with heart defects and heart disease in children. In most cases, it relates to congenital heart defects (CHDs), which are defects present in the child’s heart from the moment of birth or even in the womb. The speciality addresses all forms of such defects, including electrophysiologic complications and structural and functional irregularities.

Diagnosis of CHDs requires at least some clinical suspicion and excellent physical examination skills. Despite the availability of advanced imaging techniques, a targeted physical examination is what will lead you to order the right confirmatory and diagnostic tests for the patient. Each defect or disease has specific treatment options, which are sometimes pharmacologic, so a surgery consultation is not always required. In this section, you will learn to differentiate the various cardiologic diseases of the pediatric populations.

Course Details

  • Videos 18
  • Duration 1:34 h
  • Quiz questions 46
  • Concept Pages 25


Your Educators of course Pediatric Cardiology

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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By Alex G. on 27. February 2024 for Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

This is my type of explanation. I definitely won't forget.

not very engaging
By Vicky N. on 23. January 2023 for Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

no information went into my brain - I may as well used a youtube video.

Do not throw the medical content into the nursing section
By Jennell L. on 24. October 2022 for Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

This does not make the topic any easier to understand. I feel like I am missing some videos and yet this is the 4th video in the pediatric series and I watched the other 3. The only lecturer you guys have that makes things easy to understand is Rhonda Laws. Also, it does not work to take the medical videos and throw them into the nursing section.

By Marahib O. on 06. September 2022 for Pediatric Cardiology

It is perfect .. Dr. Brian Alverson has a simple way to deliver informations. The course realy help me to achieve my goals. Thank you