The CCAS webinar on January 9, 2021, focused on relevant articles for pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists published in 2020. If you missed the opportunity to attend, please click HERE to access the … [Read More...]
CCAS is a society organized within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. The CCAS concept originated with cardiac anesthesia directors and other key leaders at major congenital heart disease programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, and a great increase in the numbers of patients, including adults with congenital heart disease.
Question of the Week
A 16-year-old girl had a syncopal episode at home while watching television. She had a concurrent viral illness with a high fever. There was no previous history of syncope or palpitations and no family history of sudden death. Vital signs after the event were the following:
Heart rate: 80 beats per minute
Blood pressure: 120/70
Pulse oximetry 97% on room air.
A 12-lead ECG was completed – see image below. An echocardiogram revealed no structural cardiac abnormalities. What is the MOST APPROPRIATE next step in the management of this patient?
A. CT scan of the brain
B. Watchful waiting & follow-up in an outpatient clinic
C. Cardiac MRI
D. ICD placement