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If my child is fainting, does he have a serious heart condition causing it?
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Probably not
Fainting is common in childhood, and usually not from a heart condition.
It is best to talk it over with your child's pediatrician. They can give good advice, and perform tests if indicated.

In brief: Probably not
Fainting is common in childhood, and usually not from a heart condition.
It is best to talk it over with your child's pediatrician. They can give good advice, and perform tests if indicated.
Dr. Barton Cook
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In brief: See belwo
Unlikely. But, it depends on when he is fainting.
A warning sign for an underlying heart problems in kids is loss of consciousness with sports. Fainting with position changes, in overheated environments, and fearful situations maybe normal. Discuss with your doctor. Also if there is a fh of sudden cardiac death in young healthy people, your child maybe at an increased risk of having a heart proble.

In brief: See belwo
Unlikely. But, it depends on when he is fainting.
A warning sign for an underlying heart problems in kids is loss of consciousness with sports. Fainting with position changes, in overheated environments, and fearful situations maybe normal. Discuss with your doctor. Also if there is a fh of sudden cardiac death in young healthy people, your child maybe at an increased risk of having a heart proble.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Most benign
Most of these turn out to be poor hydration, an emerging illness, or inconsistent dietary habits.
I do check a EKG for evidence of a heart rhythm issue.Depending on the history I sometimes get an EEG.I also look at a basic CBC for evidence of illness or anemia.This happens pretty often in a pediatricians practice.

In brief: Most benign
Most of these turn out to be poor hydration, an emerging illness, or inconsistent dietary habits.
I do check a EKG for evidence of a heart rhythm issue.Depending on the history I sometimes get an EEG.I also look at a basic CBC for evidence of illness or anemia.This happens pretty often in a pediatricians practice.
Dr. James Ferguson
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