There’s a good chance your child’s chest pain isn’t related to their heart, but it should always be evaluated so you and your child can have the peace of mind that comes with learning the cause of their pain. The board-certified cardiologists at Capital Pediatric Cardiology quickly identify the cause of chest pain with convenient, in-office diagnostic testing. Request an appointment online today or call one of the 10 offices in Sacramento, Roseville, Modesto, Placerville, Cameron Park, Davis, Stockton, Chico, Anderson, and Reading, California. Don’t wait to schedule an evaluation for chest pain.
Chest pain in children and teens often occurs when they have inflammation or an injury in the chest wall, which includes their ribs, sternum, muscles, and other connective tissues.
Your child’s chest pain may also arise from a heart condition, such as:
Congenital heart disease (conditions that existed at birth) also causes chest pain.
Chest pain should never be ignored because it’s the top symptom of heart problems. Even if the pain improves, you should schedule an appointment to evaluate your child’s heart.
Your child needs immediate medical attention if they experience sudden, severe pain that doesn’t improve or they have chest pain together with:
You should also seek immediate care for your child’s chest pain if you have a family history of heart conditions.
Your Capital Pediatric Cardiology provider learns about your child’s symptoms, reviews their medical history, and completes a physical exam. Then they decide if your child needs additional diagnostic testing.
The team at Capital Pediatric Cardiology provides comprehensive in-office diagnostics, such as:
EKGs show the heart’s electrical activity, while echocardiograms produce images showing the heart’s structures, including blood flow and muscle and valve movement. A stress test reveals how well the heart works when exercising. Holter or event monitors detect irregular heart rhythms outside the office.
Capital Pediatric Cardiology providers create personalized treatment plans targeting each child’s unique health care needs. Most care plans include therapies such as:
Minimally invasive interventional procedures require a small opening that lets your provider insert a thin, flexible tube (catheter) into a blood vessel. Then they guide the catheter to your child’s heart and use specialized instruments to diagnose problems and repair conditions from inside the heart.
Call Capital Pediatric Cardiology or request an appointment online right away if your child experiences chest pain.