Electrocardiogram, Fetal Echocardiogram, Heart, Tele-Echocardiogram

Quality children’s cardiology care close to home across Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Southern Indiana are getting the sophisticated pediatric heart care available at Norton Children’s without having to leave their hometown. Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has an extensive network offering pediatric cardiology testing and follow-up care at 16 cardiology offices, 30 tele-echocardiography locations and six fetal echocardiography locations across Southern…

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Cardiomyopathy, Electrocardiogram, Heart, Norton Childrens Medical Group

Any teenager can have sudden cardiac arrest, not just athletes

You occasionally hear about it on the news: A seemingly healthy child suddenly collapses or dies after cardiac arrest on the football field or basketball court, or during another sporting event. But any teenager can have sudden cardiac arrest, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends screening all children, not just those involved…

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Electrocardiogram, Heart, Irregular Heartbeats/Palpitations, Syncope

What is supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in children?

Normal heartbeats can be slow when an individual is resting or asleep, fast when running, excited or upset, and somewhere in between at other times. Even at rest, young children have faster heartbeats than older children, who have faster heartbeats than teenagers or adults. The variability in heart beats is due to the heart’s electrical…

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Electrocardiogram, Heart, Irregular Heartbeats/Palpitations

What is an EKG?

An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a painless test used to record the heart’s electrical activity and possibly reveal issues with the heart’s rhythm, such as an arrhythmia or other signs of underlying heart trouble. The EKG test involves placing small electrode patches on the skin. Wires from the electrodes run to the EKG machine….

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