Cardiac And Pulmonary Pediatric Conditions

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Cardiac and Pulmonary Pediatric Conditions

In this unit, you will be discussing cardiac and pulmonary pediatric conditions and the importance of collaboration. Select one of the topics below (please choose one that has not already been posted by another student) and discuss current evidence-based recommendations by leading pediatric experts and professional organizations. Focus your discussion on how collaboration improves pediatric health outcomes in primary care.

You are expected to present your initial topic including, but not limited to, the following items:

Pathophysiology
Epidemiology
Physical exam findings
Differential diagnoses and rationale
Management plan to include diagnostic testing, medications if applicable, follow-up plans, and referrals if needed
In addition, you are required to follow the Discussion Board grading rubric and respond to at least three of your classmates.

Topics:

Murmurs (innocent and pathologic)
Congestive heart disease in children
Left to right shunting: ASD, VSD
Left to right shunting: Atrioventricular septal defect, PDA
Right to left shunting: Transposition of the great arteries (TGA), tetralogy of fallot, hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Hypertension in children
Kawasaki Disease, acute rheumatic fever
Infective endocarditis, pericarditis
Myocarditis, cardiomyopathy
Syncope
Cardiac dysrhythmias
Upper respiratory disorders: The common cold, rhinosinusitis
Pharyngitis, tonsillitis
Diphtheria, pertussis
Recurrent epistaxis, nasal foreign body
Croup, epiglottitis
Foreign body aspiration (laryngeal, tracheal, bronchial)
Nonbacterial and bacterial pneumonia
Cystic fibrosis
Pectus deformity