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Dr. SH
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My son who is 11 had a turn whilst playing football last week.

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My son who is 11 had a turn whilst playing football last week. Couldn't breath, had palpitations... saw our GP who has asked for a referral to hospital to get his heart checked.
I have been advised by a private consultant this could take weeks. He is experiencing sharp pains in his chest and different intervals. No major discomfort, it comes and goes. He is now off school with tummy pain !!! I'm really concerned that if we wait weeks it could get worse. Should I just go to A & E ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes I think that you should take him to the emergency now if his symptoms are severe.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I would not take any chances.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

At his age the chances of any serious heart disease are very unlikely but a problem with the heart rhythm can happen.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

One of the most common rhythm problems include supraventricular tachycardia.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since he had breathing problem asthma should also be ruled out as well especially at his age.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Sharp pains in the chest are unlikely to be related to the heart but still would like that he should be evaluated in the A&E with a chest x ray and EKG at least.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Let me know if you have any further questions.

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