How to Manage: Common Cardiac Problems

This a one-day course focusing on common cardiac problems encountered by any clinician involved in the care of children.

What is the course about?

This a one-day course focusing on common cardiac problems encountered by any clinician involved in the care of children.

Congenital heart disease is one of the most common types of birth defect, affecting up to 8 in every 1,000 babies born in the UK. This one-day course will help you to recognise and manage some of the common heart problems experienced by children.

The course focuses on clinical scenarios such as assessing a sick baby for possible underlying cardiac problems, syncope and palpitations. It will also explore questions around the screening of children for Cardiac problems.

Using lectures and workshops, the course aims to provide basic understanding of paediatric ECGs, echocardiography and approach to a child with a heart murmur.



Target Audience

  • Paediatric Trainees
  • SAS doctors
  • Consultant Paediatric Cardiologists/ General Consultant Paediatricians
  • Paediatricians with an interest in Cardiac medicine
  • AHPs working in Paediatric Cardiology



Learning Aims, Objectives and Outcomes:


This course will increase your skills and knowledge in managing common cardiac problems within paediatrics and provides delegates with the clinical skills to undertake paediatric ECG assessment.


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain key concepts of basic cardiology in paediatrics
  • Recognise and manage cardiac diagnosis in an acutely unwell baby
  • Develop a stepwise approach at evaluating paediatric ECGs
  • Identify cardiac conditions associated with genetic syndromes
  • Discuss the etiology and management of children with recurrent faints
  • Clinically differentiate innocent and pathologic murmurs
  • Initiate workup in a child with palpitations
  • Identify standard echocardiographic views.



Faculty Lead

Dr Anjum Gandhi

Dr. Anjum Gandhi has over 25 years of clinical, teaching and research experience in paediatrics and is a Consultant Paediatrician with training and expertise in paediatric cardiology at the University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the Deputy Medical Director (division 6) at UHB and holds an honorary consultant contract in paediatric cardiology at Birmingham Children’s hospital. Anjum is one of the founder members and the past-Chair and Convenor of PECSIG (Paediatrician with Expertise in Cardiology Special Interest Group). Anjum has organised, chaired and participated in cardiology conferences and meetings for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and PECSIG.


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