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Paediatric ECG and Arrhythmias course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Time / Duration
45 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
NHS Health Education England

This session covers normal heart rhythm and then discusses the common arrhythmias and syncope.

Learning Objectives

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

  • List common arrhythmias seen in children
  • State the observations and measurements to be made when reading a paediatric ECG
  • Recognise the clinical features associated with common arrhythmias
  • Describe the management of common arrhythmias
  • State the commonest causes of syncope and when to consider cardiac syncope

Cardiac arrhythmia (preferably described as dysrhythmia) is an abnormal heart rhythm. They can be associated with slow heart rate (bradycardia) or fast heart rate (tachycardia).

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have:

  • Basic knowledge in paediatric ECG interpretation
Instructors / Speakers
Ari Kannivelu,
Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Ari Kannivelu is a consultant paediatrician with expertise in cardiology in Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS trust. He completed his paediatric specialist training in UK in 2009, including 2 years of tertiary paediatric cardiology training in Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Glenfield Hospital, Leicester. He has developed local paediatric cardiology services and works within a regional clinical network with Birmingham children’s hospital, where he holds an Honorary contract. He holds MRCPCH (UK) and has done an MSc in Paediatrics. He has also completed EACVI certification in echocardiography in congenital heart diseases.

He has specific interest in teaching and training, and has recently completed a diploma in medical education. He regularly teaches in regional and national courses in paediatric cardiology and echocardiography. He is currently honorary secretary to national Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology Special Interest Group (PECSIG).

Paediatric ECG and Arrhythmias course for Medical Doctors
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child, Paediatric, Paediatric endocrinology, Paediatric and Neonatal Care
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
45 minutes
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