It is not important that all chest pains are related to the heart. Chest pain is a sudden, throbbing pain that makes them cry. However, Managing Director & Vice Chairman of Mumbai-based Asian Heart Institute, Dr Ramakanta Panda opined that most of the time, the chest pain is benign. While speaking to ETimes, he stated that at times issues relating to the skin, bones, food pipe, muscle strain, a compressed nerve or even lungs can cause pain in the chest. As far as children are concerned, the thoracic surgeon assured that the chest pain is not related to the heart even if kids experience chest pain for hours.
However, he mentioned that if children experience pain only during their physical exercise and it goes away after some rest, one might suspect a serious heart-related situation.
Heart-related chest pain is not very common amongst children, but if not diagnosed at the early stage, it can be dangerous. Parents should understand when the chest pain is related to the heart and when it…