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.
Often underdiagnosed, cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden deaths in children under the age of 18. Because the disease can be present without symptoms, families should be aware of any family members who have heart disease or who died unexpectedly before age 50. Learn more here.