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Is it normal to feel childs heart beat through her chest ?

Is it normal to feel my childs heart beat through her chest When i place my hand over my childs chest it feels as if though it is beating hard. She is four years old and i check her bpm and it ranges from 100 - 120. It scares me that i can feel it when i place my hand on her chest.when shes sleeping its not so hard. Is this something to be concerned about?
Tue, 10 May 2011
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hi, Roxanne,thanks for query.Your child is absolutely normal.Not your child if you put your hand to your partner chest 2-3 fingers away from nipple and down you can feel his heart beat also.The heart rate is again normal.The sign of problem is she become breathless after playing,her lips or palms truing blue on exertion etc.Do not worry she is fine bye.
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