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DI 22510.040 Pediatric CE Report Content Guidelines - Cardiovascular

A. Policy - General

Specific requirements exist in addition to all general pediatric guidelines in DI 22510.035.

B. Policy - History

The history should include, as appropriate, the description of:

  • Characteristic squatting;

  • Hemoptysis;

  • Syncope;

  • Hypercyanotic spells;

  • Exercise tolerance;

  • Poor weight gain;

  • Poor growth; and

  • Feeding problems (in infants).

C. Policy - Physical Exam

The physical exam should include:

  • Blood pressure (upper and lower extremities, standing and sitting);

  • Heart sounds, murmurs;

  • Peripheral pulses;

  • Cyanosis (perioral, peripheral);

  • Pallor;

  • Respiratory distress;

  • Tachypnea;

  • Clubbing;

  • Tachycardia;

  • Arrhythmia;

  • Hepatomegaly;

  • Edema; and,

  • Perspiring with crying (in infants).

D. Policy - Laboratory Testing

Laboratory testing should include, as appropriate:

  • EKGs;

  • Chest x-rays; and,

  • Pulse oximetry.


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0422510040
DI 22510.040 - Pediatric CE Report Content Guidelines - Cardiovascular - 07/09/2012
Batch run: 07/09/2012
Rev:07/09/2012