Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chest Pain in Children Evaluation

The evaluation of chest pain in children begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in children with chest pain may include:

Testing is usually not necessary to determine the underlying cause for chest pain in children.

Tests that may be used to evaluate chest pain in children include:

Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate chest pain in children include:

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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