PED 7534

Pediatric Cardiology


Rebecca Ingison
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description: The elective rotation in Pediatric Cardiology is open to third and fourth year medical students who are interested in pediatric cardiovascular disease. The rotation is primarily an outpatient one, utilizing Univeristy of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics; the Nassif Center; St. Paul; and Hennepin County Medical Center. One halfday per week is spent at the Jesse E. Edwards Cardiovascular Registry. Supervision is by members of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Minnesota and the pathology staff at the Jesse E. Edwards Cardiovascular Registry at United Hospital. There is no night call.


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Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:00am-5:00pm

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives: By the end of this rotation, students will be able to:

  • To learn the major categories of congenital cardiac disease and the most common anomalies associated with each category.
  • To learn the symptoms and signs of congestive heart failure in infants, children and adolescents.
  • To identify cyanosis and to learn the physical associated with chronic cyanosis
  • To auscultate cardiac murmurs in children, neonates, infants and adolescents.
  • To perform a basic cardiac examination in infants, children and adolescents.
  • To learn the age-related differences between pediatric and adult electrocardiograms.
  • To identify common congenital cardiac anomalies seen on pathological specimens.

Graded Components: 

  • Clinical assessment by faculty
  • Presentation to fellows and resident about a patient they saw during a rotation

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type: No

Course equivalency: N/A

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Course evaluation: MedHub