ECG Basics and Fundamentals: normal pediatric ECGs and how they differ from normal adult ECGs

ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu


 A 6-year-old female is brought into the ED for chest pain. The following ECG was obtained:

Before watching the video, look closely at this ECG and ask yourself these questions:

  1. How does a normal pediatric ECG differ from a normal adult ECG?
  2. What is the expected axis for pediatric ECGs and why?
  3. What is a normal QT interval in a pediatric ECG?