Sometimes my daughters heart beats very strongly, she feels pressure in the chest, if I put my ear on her chest her heart beat bumps my head! She complains that her heart hurts. Tests have shown everything to be normal. Should we be worried?
HI: First not to worry. If you doctors have said that everything is OK with her heart then you shouldn't worrry.
When children or adults are thin, it is common to feel the heart beating against the chest. When person is nervous or excited, adrenaline will make the heart beat stronger or faster.
Avoid caffeine, stimulates, soda beverages. Email me a more detailed descripton of your daughters test and I would be able to say more.
Dr. Kirk Laman
How old is your daughter, and does she have any other symptoms?
I can feel your concern, and it would help if you can lay that to rest.
Does she take any medications? How about caffeine and other stimulants?
Do you have any gut feeling about what is going on with her? Are her episodes predictable, or is there nothing obvious about when and how these episodes happen?
I always like to hear mom out before I make an educated guess. Mom's have an incredible insight into their kids many times.
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