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Cardiovascular system 

Cardiovascular system
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Cardiovascular system
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199593460.003.0063
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date: 16 December 2019

History taking and assessment 378

Cardiac monitoring 379

12-lead electrocardiogram recording 380

Positioning of electrocardiogram electrodes 382

Central venous pressure monitoring 384

Blood pressure measurement 386

Cardiopulmonary arrest and basic life support 388

Feeding the cardiac infant 392

As with any history taking, it is essential to gain subjective information from the child and/or parent about what they believe any problem to be. An infant or child presenting with a cardiac problem, may not be clearly identifiable to the parent, but is likely to have key information within their history that is suggestive such as: ...

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