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What are symptoms of heart attacks in children?

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Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Atypical

Heart attacks are very rare in children, but can occur if a child is born with abnormal coronary arteries, has extraordinarily high cholesterol or contracts certain diseases (eg: kawasaki disease).
The most common cause is Cocaine abuse. Small children may complain of stomach pain and shortness of breath. Older children and teens may have "classic" crushing chest, neck or arm pain.

In brief: Atypical

Heart attacks are very rare in children, but can occur if a child is born with abnormal coronary arteries, has extraordinarily high cholesterol or contracts certain diseases (eg: kawasaki disease).
The most common cause is Cocaine abuse. Small children may complain of stomach pain and shortness of breath. Older children and teens may have "classic" crushing chest, neck or arm pain.
Dr. Lars Erickson
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Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Very rare

Although it is very rare chest pain, shortness of breath are the most cmon symptoms.

In brief: Very rare

Although it is very rare chest pain, shortness of breath are the most cmon symptoms.
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
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