The use of telemedicine to assess a paediatric patient with arrhythmia presenting to a remote community coronavirus assessment centre

Neil Shepherd, Philip Wilson

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Abstract

A 5 year old girl presented to the coronavirus assessment centre on a remote Scottish island with symptoms consistent with novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Her mother was concerned as she had noted the patient to have an irregular pulse. COVID-19 has been shown to cause cardiac arrhythmia and following discussion with tertiary paediatric cardiology services an electrocardiograph (ECG) was recommended. In order to minimise potential spread of coronavirus in the healthcare setting a portable ECG device was immediately delivered to the patient with the ECG tracing being sent electronically to the cardiologist. A formal diagnosis was then communicated to the parents within 2 hours of the initial contact.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6166
Number of pages4
JournalRural and Remote Health
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • arrhythmia
  • coronavirus paediatrics Scotland
  • telemedicine

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