Pediatric Electrocardiography

  • Tricia B. SwanEmail author


This is what providers need to set them up for success interpreting a pediatric ECG, starting with special consideration and finishing with some pearls based on variation in age. The tables are full of Quick Hits based on ECG morphology and potential diagnosis that are crucial to the management of arrhythmias.


Electrocardiogram (ECG) Rate Rhythm Axis Intervals Voltages Juvenile T wave pattern P wave QRS interval PR interval QT interval Sinus rhythm Congenital heart disease Hyperkalemia Myocarditis Pre-excitation pattern (WPW) Wenckebach (Mobitz type 1 AV block) Digitalis toxicity Glycogen storage disease Bazett formula Ingestions Hypercalcemia Congenital short QT syndrome Hypocalcemia Long QT syndromes (Romano-Ward) Pericarditis Hypothyroidism Ventricular hypertrophy Bundle branch blocks Q waves ST segment Hyperkalemia Hypokalemia Early repolarization Myocardial ischemia Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) Supraventricular tachycardia Ventricular tachycardia Ventricular fibrillation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida, Department of Emergency MedicineGainesvilleUSA

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