J Korean Med Assoc.  2010 May;53(5):407-414.

Chest Pain in Children and Adolescents

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Korea. ykr3215@khnmc.or.kr

Abstract

Chest pain is a very common symptom in children and adolescents. Musculoskeletal pain is the most common cause of their chest pain and the cardiac cause is very rare in children and adolescents. However, evaluation is required for every patient with chest pain, especially for those with the history and physical examination of importance. For common chest pains, reassurance and education of the patient and the parents about their benign nature is sufficient. On the other hand, chest pain on exertion, symptoms of myocardial ischemia, or abnormal cardiac examinations are more likely to be of cardiac origin, and prompt referral to a pediatric cardiologist is recommended.

Keyword

Chest pain; Children; Adolescents; Musculoskeletal; Cardiac

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Chest Pain
Child
Hand
Humans
Musculoskeletal Pain
Myocardial Ischemia
Parents
Physical Examination
Referral and Consultation
Thorax
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