A member asked:

7 yr old son had left chest pain when running. it stops whrn he stops. more aaffected when running longer distances. what could it be?

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Palpitation from fast heart rate can cause chest pain. But, this may also be from chest wall related cause or a congenital heart anomaly. A 7 yr old should not have this symptom. Please see a pediatric cardiologist for diagnosis and treatment. It is always a relief to know that nothing is serious enough to be concerned.

Answered Apr 23, 2016



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