Chest Pain in Pediatrics

Tisha K. Yeh, Jay Yeh

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Abstract

Chest pain in children and adolescents frequently involves referral to a pediatric cardiologist. The etiology of chest pain in pediatrics is broad, and the vast majority of cases are not due to underlying cardiac pathology. However, evaluations are often pursued due to fear about missing a potentially serious cardiac diagnosis, which may lead to sudden cardiac death. The management of these patients can lead to extensive investigations, medical visits, and hospitalizations, which is costly and unnecessary in many cases. This article reviews noncardiac and cardiac etiologies of chest pain, highlights pertinent details of the patient history and physical examination, discusses the evaluation of patients with chest pain, and identifies when referral to a pediatric cardiologist is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e274-e278
JournalPediatric Annals
Volume44
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Chest Pain
Pediatrics
Referral and Consultation
Sudden Cardiac Death
Physical Examination
Fear
Hospitalization
Pathology
Cardiologists

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Chest Pain in Pediatrics. / Yeh, Tisha K.; Yeh, Jay.

In: Pediatric Annals, Vol. 44, No. 12, 01.12.2015, p. e274-e278.

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Yeh, Tisha K. ; Yeh, Jay. / Chest Pain in Pediatrics. In: Pediatric Annals. 2015 ; Vol. 44, No. 12. pp. e274-e278.
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