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16 year old having chest pain, racing heart and shortness of breath. Normal blood report and X-ray. EKG showing non-specific changes. Referred to cardiologist

My daughter is 16 and has had a history of random chest pain , racing heart , shortness of breath. She went to a cardiologist when she was in second grade but they didn t find anything. We went to ER the other night because she was having the pain about once and hour. They did EKG , xray and blood work. The EKG showed non-specific changes . The xray was normal, and so was the blood work. They referred her to Childrens Hospital to see a cardiologist. I have to call to make the appointment on Monday. What could all of this mean? I m paranoid about waiting for an appointment
Asked On : Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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In my opinion there is no need to panic.
In view of normal X ray & blood work & nothing specific on EKG the probabilty of finding any significant heart condition is remote.
Earlier also cardiologist did not find anything wrong with hear.
More likely is possible anxiety or emotional upset, any break-up ?
Also worth exploring is issue of any substance/drug abuse.
If cardiologist gives ok (I am pretty sure of) , consider seeing a child psychologist.
Best wishes.
Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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