Chapter 1. Diagnostic Methods

  1. Walter H. Johnson Jr. M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics1 and
  2. James H. Moller M.D.2

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300697.ch1

Pediatric Cardiology: The Essential Pocket Guide

Pediatric Cardiology: The Essential Pocket Guide

How to Cite

Johnson, W. H. and Moller, J. H. (2008) Diagnostic Methods, in Pediatric Cardiology: The Essential Pocket Guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300697.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, H 320, 620 South 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA

  2. 2

    University of Minnesota Medical School, MMC 288, Room 203 VCRC, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0374, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178181

Online ISBN: 9781444300697



  • history and physical examination - keystones for cardiac problem diagnosis;
  • cardiovascular abnormality and cardiac murmur;
  • pediatric cardiology;
  • electrocardiography in evaluation of cardiac disease child;
  • ejection murmurs in ASD, aortic stenosis, and pulmonary stenosis;
  • Computed tomography (CT) for cardiovascular imaging;
  • congestive cardiac failure;
  • cardiac pressures, electrocardiogram, heart sounds, and cardiac cycle phases;
  • chest X-rays in suspected cardiac disease;
  • three-dimensional echocardiography - powerful noninvasive diagnostic technique


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History

  • Physical Examination

  • Laboratory Examination

  • Additional Reading