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Child is experiencing heaviness in chest with fast heart rate. What is the disease called?

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My Daughter was sitting on the couch and all of the sudden complained that she could feel her heart beating very fast and heavily in her chest. She is 7 years old. It only lasts for about 1 minute.
Posted Tue, 23 Apr 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib 19 minutes later
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The age of you daughter is 7 years. For this age the heart diseases is very uncommon and the only diagnosed are the conginetal heart diseases. Such kind of tachycardia in children are most likely due to panic attack or anxiety resulting from emotional stress, however for better opinion and evaluation, do visit a pediatrician for detailed evaluation.

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