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Chest Pain 

Chest Pain
Chest Pain

Jennifer Bellis

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date: 24 September 2021

This chapter reviews the evaluation, workup, diagnosis and treatment of chest pain in a child. Additionally, it reviews common causes of pediatric chest pain as well as important components of the history and physical that may indicate a more serious cause of pediatric chest pain. These patients may require further diagnostic procedures or referral to a subspecialist for further evaluation. Finally, it discusses the role of electrocardiogram and chest X-rays in the workup of pediatric chest pain. In general, most adolescent occurrence of chest pain has a benign etiology, commonly with a musculoskeletal cause. Absent other abnormal findings, these patients often require only a minimal workup.

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