When would you suspect your child has a heart problem?

Depends. Heart problems can manifest in many different ways, depending on the type of problem and age of the child. Infants may turn blue or have a hard time eating. Older children may have decreasing exercise ability. There are too many other symptoms to list. Please see a physician if you are worried your child has a heart condition.

Related Questions

Should my baby not sleep on her left side if she has a heart problem?

Ask her doctor. For almost all babies, sleeping on the back is best because it decreases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome ('crib death"). For many types of congenital heart defects, sleep position does not affect cardiac function, but talk to her cardiologist to be sure. Read more...

If my future husband and I want to have a baby but he has a heart problem what could we do?

See a cardiologist. Many heart conditions are not considered genetic, and so would not be expected to be passed along to future offspring. Talk with a cardiologist or a geneticist to get an official opinion on a specific heart condition. Read more...
Can you clarify? What is the nature of your husband's heart problem? The answer depends partly on what his problem is. Also what sort of action are you asking about? Read more...

Is an EKG usually run as a routine procedure when a heart problem is suspected or risk factors suggest there might be?

ECG. An ECG is a simple test which we generally do when we suspect a cardiac rhythm or structural problem. Depending on what the physician is thinking needs working up, en ECG might not be ordered every time. Read more...

How soon can you tell if a new baby has a heart problem like wolff parkinson syndrome?

Newborn or later. Of the two i've seen in 3 decades, one was picked up in the newborn nursery due to a rapid pulse during vital sign check & one came in at a few months of age as a gray baby (tachycardia related). Both did quite well with rx. As a rare process, it is likely not to show up until the abnormal rate is detected & an ekg is done. Read more...
EKG. There are many different kinds of heart problems, of which WPW is one. Most heart problems will require evaluation such as ekg, echocardiogram and physical exam to diagnose. Read more...

I think I have heart problem?

Symptoms? Could you please ask your question again. Include what your symptoms are. Pain, palpitations etc.. Read more...
Heart problem? Please give more information about why you think you have a heart problem, so we can help you. Read more...

How do I know if I have a heart problem?

Heart problem. Some of the symptoms of heart disease- chest pain, swelling of feet, shortness of breath, palpitations, if you have these symptoms you should see a cardiologist. Read more...