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Slender child. Can see heart beating. Complains about heart aches. See a doctor?

My son is 7 and he is a rather slender boy some can easily see his ribs. I can also see his heart beat through his ribs under his nipple . I first noticed it about anyear ago. It is about a one or two inch area and I can totally see it beating. He has complained about pain in his heart a few times, maybe 5 times last year but I know children often have aches and pains. I am just wondering if it is something to be concerned with. Is it normal to see a child s heart beating through his Che s?
Sat, 15 Jun 2013
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Hi Dear,
Thanks for seeking guidance through HCM,
Visibility of the pulsating heart by naked eyes is common in skinny children.That should not scare you, but if he complains of pain off and on in his chest then one should seek opinion of a pediatrician. And some investigative workup to be carried out like ( Color Doppler Echocardiography. ECG, SPO2, ASO titre ) to rule out any l anomaly.
Thank .I hope i have cleared your doubts
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