Previously recorded May 10, 2020 Dr. Alain Bouchard and Dr. Mustafa Ahmed are joined by Dr. Mark Law, a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s of Alabama, and Dr. David Fieno of Shelby Baptist Medical Center to discuss the effect of COVID-19 on children’s cardiological health as well as its relationship to Kawasaki disease. Transcript Dr. Philip […]
What is a murmur?
As a pediatric cardiologist, I often get asked, “What is a murmur?” Simply put, a murmur is only a heart sound occurring between the “lub and dub” sounds of the heart. More importantly, a murmur is not a hole or a heart defect. The bigger question to me is if there is something abnormal […]
My Child Passes Out
Do you have a child who passes out? Passing out/falling out/fainting, or what is medically termed syncope, commonly occurs in older children and adolescents. It is estimated that 1 in 3 people will have an episode of syncope during their lifetime and accounts for 3-5% of emergency room visits. It is more frequent in females […]
Chest Pain in Kids: Explained by a Pediatric Cardiologist
Chest Pain in Kids: A Common Complaint Chest pain in kids is a very common complaint that is often heard from young children to teenagers. More often than not it is not a symptom of heart disease in children. In fact, over 95% of children referred to see a pediatric cardiologist for chest pain, do […]