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Volume 36, Issue 5
Publication date: November 1, 2015
Expiration date: November 1, 2018

Evaluation of Chest Pain in Children
Jeffrey R. Boris, MD (Moderator)
Ambulatory Pediatric Cardiologist; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kevin G. Friedman, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Pediatric Cardiologist, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Steven M. Selbst, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pediatric Emergency Physician, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Describe the potential etiologies of chest pain in the pediatric and adolescent patient.
2. List features of the history in the evaluation of chest pain that help to guide the practitioner to the diagnosis.
3. Recognize more worrisome historical features of chest pain that require further evaluation.
4. Recognize more worrisome physical examination features of chest pain that require further evaluation.
5. Discuss the most common presentations of pediatric and adolescent chest pain.
6. Discuss the utility of ancillary testing in the evaluation of pediatric and adolescent chest pain.


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