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8 year old, dizziness, sensation of pressure on chest. Family history of heart diseases. Advise?

I have 8 year old boy weighs 108 we have history on both sides heart disease my son complaing of being dizzy and feels like someone is stabbing and putting exreme pressure on his chest.i was wondering if it could. Be anxiety. Or something serious hes says pressure in middle of his mom dies at 57 conjestive heart failure
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Is his weight in kilograms?

Even if the weight is in pounds your child is over weight. Regular exercise is important. Ask him to actively take part in sports. Was he ever investigated for his overweight. A physical examination and further investigations are important.

That pressure sensation behind the sternum could be because of various problems like reflux esophagitis, cardiac problems etc.

Further investigations are required to arrive at a diagnosis.

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Hope this helps.
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Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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