How to Manage: Common Cardiac Problems

This is a one-day course focusing on cardiac problems frequently encountered by clinicians involved in the care of children.

This study day will take place via Zoom.
Date: -
Time: -
Spaces available

The RCPCH is pleased to offer this course at a reduced, introductory rate. Please note the fees may be subject to change.

RCPCH member - Trainee: £90
RCPCH member - Consultant: £110
Non-RCPCH member: £140

Course Description

Congenital heart disease is one of the most common types of birth defect, affecting up to 8 in every 1,000 babies born in the UK. This one-day course will help you to recognise and manage some of the common cardiac problems experienced by children. 

The course focuses on clinical scenarios such as assessing a sick baby for possible underlying cardiac problems, syncope in childhood and managing children with palpitations. Our expert faculty also explore key questions around the screening of children for cardiac problems. 

Using lectures and workshops, the course will provide you with an understanding of paediatric ECGs, echocardiography, and heart murmurs.

Course Aims

This course will increase your skills and knowledge in managing common cardiac problems within paediatrics and provide delegates with the clinical skills to undertake paediatric ECG assessment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to: 

  • Explain key concepts of basic cardiology in paediatrics
  • Recognise and manage cardiac diagnosis in an acutely unwell baby
  • Develop a stepwise approach at evaluating paediatric ECG’s
  • Identify cardiac conditions associated with genetic syndromes
  • Discuss the etiology and management of children with recurrent faints 
  • Clinically differentiate innocent and pathologic murmurs
  • Initiate workup in a child with palpitations
  • Identify standard echocardiographic views.

Target Audience 

  • Paediatric Trainees 
  • SAS doctors
  • Consultant Paediatric Cardiologists/ General Consultant Paediatricians  
  • Paediatricians with an interest in Cardiac medicine 
  • AHP’s working in Paediatric Cardiology 

Clinical Lead

Dr. Anjum Gandhi has over 20 years of clinical, teaching and research experience in paediatrics and is a Consultant Paediatrician with training and expertise in paediatric cardiology at the University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the Clinical Director for Children’s Services at UHB and holds an honorary consultant contract in paediatric cardiology at Birmingham Children’s hospital. Anjum is one of the founder members and the immediate past-Chair and Convenor of PECSIG (Paediatrician with Expertise in Cardiology Special Interest Group). Anjum has organised, chaired and participated in cardiology conferences and meetings for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and PECSIG.

Course Requirements

To participate in this course, you will need access to:

  • Windows or Mac Computer (laptop/desktop or tablet)
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). Minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down) and recommended is 1.5 Mbps (up/down)
  • Microphone and speaker - either using the built-in microphone/speaker or a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
  • Webcam - either using the built-in webcam or separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
  • Please note you will be required to download Zoom in order to participate fully in this course.