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Question: 11 yr old w/ heart palp.. and paleness

 splume - Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:14 pm

My 11 yr old daughter had a 2nd "episode" We were at Acrobatics class and her face went pale, her lips were as white as her skin... she felt dizzy and like she was going to vomit, and had heart palpitations with mild chest pain. The first time this happened was in August 2005, and I took her to the ER and they couldn't figure anything out.... although all they did was an EKG... not even bloodwork... they sent us away saying it must have been anxiety... The first time it happened she passed out and hit her head into a wall. She is very active, as she does gymnastics 2 times a week and acrobatics 1 time a week... she is 5 feet tall and 82 pounds. Could this be heart related? I am going to try to get her into the doctor this week, but any input would be appreciative.
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:03 am

Dear splume,
This would be considered a 'syncopal attack' that needs to be investigated, as there are many causes for this.
I would advise also having a 24 hr Holter EKG done, measuring her blood pressure while sitting and standing, an ECHO, a complete blood picture, and preferably also an eye and ear examination.
Discuss these points with your doctor and see what he/she has to say.

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