Chest Pain in Children: Sometimes Scary But Seldom Serious

While the most common reasons for chest pain in the young aren’t related to the heart, providers need to be certain before they can reassure worried parents. In this presentation for the PCP, pediatric cardiologist Walter Li, MD, breaks down cardiac and noncardiac causes and describes symptom and history details that point to a need for cardiac studies. Included are keys to the physical exam, such as localizing the pain, and tips on appropriate use of specific tests.

Created by

UCSF Pediatrics

Related Presenters

Walter Li, MD

Walter Li, MD

Pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist

Dr. Walter Li is a cardiologist at the UCSF cardiology outreach clinic in Modesto, California. He specializes in treating adults and children with congenital heart disease or arrhythmias as well as patients with pacemakers.

View Profile