Irregular Heartbeat in Children | Causes and Dangers

Has your child ever complained about an irregular heartbeat? This is a complaint that many children have. Often, children use the phrase “irregular heartbeat” for many different reasons. They may feel like their heart is beating too fast, or they may feel like their heart is skipping beats. In this video, Dr. Jennifer Silva, Pediatric Cardiologist, discusses how to talk to your child about what they’re feeling. Also, learn some of the causes of irregular heartbeats in children, and find out what to expect when talking to your doctor or pediatrician.

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