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CV attendance Questions

  1. What are the steps in the pediatric cardiac assessment and what are the key assessment findings for each step?
  2. Explain the pathophysiologic differences between right-sided and left-sided heart failure and identify the goals of treatment for a patient with heart failure. 
  3. Describe the pathophysiology of coarctation of the aorta and identify the clinical manifestations for this defect
  4. What key teaching points would you include when developing a post-procedural teaching plan for children and families following a cardiac catherization?  Identify different strategies you might use to prepare the child for the procedure based on the child’s developmental level. 
  5. What is a hypercyanotic spell, who suffers from it, and how is it treated?