Chest pain is not always a sign that something is wrong with your child's heart or that your child has another serious problem. Chest pain can be caused by strained muscles or ligaments, inflamed chest cartilage, or another problem in your child's chest, rather than by the heart.
Your child may need more tests to find the cause of the chest pain.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if your child does not get better as expected.
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Current as of: March 20, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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