16 doctors weighed in:
Can aortic stenosis cause chest pain in a 5yo?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
8 doctors agree
In brief: It depends....
Hello sophia, if the aortic stenosis is significant it can cause chest pain even a 5 year old because the heart muscle is working harder to pump blood.
Typically the aortic stenosis would be treated with balloon dilatation or surgery (valvuloplasty or a ross procedure).

In brief: It depends....
Hello sophia, if the aortic stenosis is significant it can cause chest pain even a 5 year old because the heart muscle is working harder to pump blood.
Typically the aortic stenosis would be treated with balloon dilatation or surgery (valvuloplasty or a ross procedure).
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Thank
1 comment
Dr. J. Carter Ralphe
Really depends on the severity of the obstruction across the aortic valve and degree of left ventricular hypertrophy, and any associated issues such as coronary artery abnormalities.
Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatrics - Cardiology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes but it's unusual
Aortic stenosis (as) is narrowing of the valve leading from the heart to the body, and usually causes no symptoms in children unless it is quite severe.
In a small fraction of children, severe as can result in shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling, chest pain or fainting. However, most cases of chest pain in children are not caused by heart problems. A pediatric cardiologist can sort it out.

In brief: Yes but it's unusual
Aortic stenosis (as) is narrowing of the valve leading from the heart to the body, and usually causes no symptoms in children unless it is quite severe.
In a small fraction of children, severe as can result in shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling, chest pain or fainting. However, most cases of chest pain in children are not caused by heart problems. A pediatric cardiologist can sort it out.
Dr. Lars Erickson
Dr. Lars Erickson
Thank
Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Rarely
Less than 10% of children with significant aortic stenosis have chest pain.
Typically aortic stenosis is recognized by the presence of a heart murmur and intervention is undertaken before symptoms develop.

In brief: Rarely
Less than 10% of children with significant aortic stenosis have chest pain.
Typically aortic stenosis is recognized by the presence of a heart murmur and intervention is undertaken before symptoms develop.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors