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Key Study: ABC of clinical electrocardiography: Paediatric electrocardiography

Key Study: ABC of clinical electrocardiography: Paediatric electrocardiography

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General clinicians and junior paediatricians may have little experience of interpreting paediatric electrocardiograms. Although the basic principles of cardiac conduction and depolarisation are the same as for adults, age related changes in the anatomy and physiology of infants and children produce normal ranges for electrocardiographic features that differ from adults and vary with age. Awareness of these differences is the key to correct interpretation of paediatric electrocardiograms.