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Vol. 12 - Num. 45

Clinical Reviews

Clinical cases in cardiology (n.º 5): a child with anomalous cardiac auscultation

David Crespo Marcosa, Javier Pérez-Lescure Picarzob

aCardiología Infantil. Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón. Alcorcón. Madrid. España.
bUnidad de Cardiología Infantil. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón. Alcorcón. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: D Crespo. E-mail: dcrespo@fhalcorcon.es

Reference of this article: Crespo Marcos D, Pérez-Lescure Picarzo J. Clinical cases in cardiology (n.º 5): a child with anomalous cardiac auscultation. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2010;12:89-94.

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Abstract

We continue the series of clinical cases in Pediatric Cardiology checking reasons for consultation in the pediatric offices of Primary Care as well as exploratory signs, and presenting them in a brief and practical way. In this paper we present the case of a 12 years old boy to whom an anomalous cardiac auscultation is noticed in the context of an acute gastroenteritis. The way the physical exploration and the electrocardiographic findings guide the diagnosis of this patient is discussed.

Keywords

Cardiac auscultation Congenital heart disease Situs inversus totalis Situs solitus

 

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