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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 23, 2007
  • 08:49 PM

I have a nine year old daughter who presented with getting hot and needing air when she was in the car, this was the first symptoms and I did not think to much of it but then she would get chest pain once in awhile thru the next four years. Maybe once or twice a month, then this last year during the month of June it kept increasing. I would take her heart rate and it would be from 110-150 so I went to Dr. and they thought not to much of it, maybe reflux. This continue and she continued to have repeated chest pain so I went to the Dr. and request a heart monitor and it showed heart rates at night as high as 189 when she would have chest pain just sitting in a chair. We went to a child cardiologist and he said she had normal sinus rythem even though she was tachy. We went to a lung Dr. for children and now she has developed Asthma but was not a wheezer so that could of been the problem, I understand how heartrate would be increased if she was not breathing well but I think maybe the heart caused the breathing problems. She is being treated with Flovent and Xopenex but still has trials at times. I am very concerned and afraid she could have Wolfe Parkinson White. My daughter had a episode like this when she 4-5 years of age. My daughter had a echo and it was fine , her thyroid is fine and the allergy test was all good . The heart Dr. at this facility read the 30 day heart monitor and stated she had narrow complex tachycardia,sustained episodes of supraventricular tachycardia with heartrates of 189/ and 174 in the evening while watching TV. She would cry that her chest was hurting. Help, what else can I do?

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  • I might suggest getting your car exhaust system checked for leaks and maybe lots of carbon monoxide somewhere. Check your house heater and stove and hot water heater for leaks. Get back with me. Otherwise, it's something else.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 08:26 AM
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  • Hi, just reading your thread makes my heart sore. It is one thing when adults report rapid heart rates and heart palpitations but to hear of heart conditions in children is somewhat different. My daughter went through a similar phase/ is going through a similar phase, but hers have been put down to panic attacks. Nevertheless when her heart starts racing and she clings to me, I always feel helpless. As silly as it may sound, when this happens, I have a brown paper packet, which she knows now to grab a hold of and breathes into it, this calms her down, which automatically brings her heart rate down. She has not been prescribed any medication as I was told by her Paed. that she will grow out of this. She is now 8 years old and I must say the episodes are less frequent and she seems more confident within herself. I wish you luck and sincerely hope that your daughter's condition turns out to be as mild as my daughters. Take care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 01:44 PM
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