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Teenagers frequently experience chest pain. Rarely, though, is the symptom related to the heart. Nevertheless, such complaints should be brought to the attention of your pediatrician, who will diagnose the problem through process of elimination.

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Irregular Heartbeat (Arrhythmia)

The regular rhythm or beat of the heart is maintained by a small electrical circuit that runs through nerves in the walls of the heart. Some children are born with abnormalities in this heart circuitry, but arrhythmias also can be caused by infections or chemical imbalances in the blood.