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Doctors Report on Heart Attacks in Kids

Posted October 01, 2007 10:03 AM

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Beth Meter is a cardiac nurse who has seen plenty of heart attacks, so when her son complained of sudden crushing chest pain that spread to his arm, she was certain he was having one. Doctors at first didn't believe her. That's because her son had just turned 13. A report from Ohio doctors documenting nine cases over 11 years in kids as young as 12 says heart attacks in children are a rare but under-recognized problem. For Beth's son, Dan, it took a month to see a specialist who confirmed the diagnosis. Luckily, 1 1/2 years later, the Strongsville, Ohio, teen is on heart medicine but is doing well. "Pediatricians need to understand that this is a true and real condition," Mrs. Meter said. "Don't just push aside any kid that's complaining of chest pain."

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10/01/2007 1:49 PM

I would like to know what kind if any physical activity these kids where doing.

And whether this has always been the cause, only it's just now that it was dianosed correctly? (as stated earlier "under-recognized problem" )

And what about the kids that follow under a high risk factors such as obesty.

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10/02/2007 7:02 PM

This is alarming, especially for the parents, but doctors too ... I would like to know what kind of diet they had ... just attended a presentation by Dr. Joel Wallach, Nobel Peace Price Nominee, and his expertise are minerals ... exercise is important but essential nutrients, and minerals are, is the other side of a coin ... when athletes and others sweat they remove minerals from their body ... it is important to replenish them according to Dr. Wallach ... minerals are catalyst, for instance absorption of vitamins happens due to the minerals ... elevated cholesterol is found in younger people ... that too could have been a cause ... apparently high LDL is caused by a malfunctioning thyroid according to Dr. W. ... go figure ... I will support my thyroid this year, ask me next year if my level of LDL dropped ... I hope to be still here ... J.

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