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Small child, high pulse rate at rest. Normal or serious symptoms?

My four year old daughter sometimes complains her heart is going to fast when she does this i am of course concerned an check but i can not tell if its abnormal when she does complain its not often but i noticed it isint even during a time when she was running or hyper so she should not be feeling in increase in heartbeat is this something serious?
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Cardiology 's  Response
Feeling of fast heart beat is called palpitation. It is normal during exertion like running, playing etc and if not associated with exertional breathlessness.
If she is complaining of this palpitation even during rest then it should be evaluated.
If this is associated with exertional breathlessness or sweating or improper weight gain then I would suggest you consult your physician to rule out any heart or endocrine abnormality.
Answered: Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Is she anemic?Usually we cant percieve our own heartbeat. Percieving heart beat is known as palpitations and some times the thin individuals with thin chest may percieve their own heart beat. Consult your pediatrician for the examination of her cardiovascular syatem and to rule out the high pulse rate and ant underlying abnormality.
Answered: Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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