It is common for children to complain about chest pain and it is common for adults to worry! Unlike chest pain in adults, pediatric chest pain is rarely a sign of a health emergency. A thorough exam will help identify the cause. A referral to a pediatric cardiologist may be necessary for chest pain related to physical exercise or heart palpitations, and when there is an individual or family history of heart disease.
Caring for children with chest pain
There are as many experts in pediatric care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as there are potential causes for chest pain. Following a complete exam, our team of physicians will refer families to the right physician expert – whether a cardiologist, gastroenterologist, or sports medicine specialist.