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Chest Pain OverviewChest pain has a variety of noncardiac and cardiac causes, some of which can be very serious. Signs and symptoms of chest pain may include burning, squeezing, or heaviness in the chest. Atherosclerosis, angina, lung tumors, chest trauma, abdominal pain, and gastric reflux are just a few potential causes of chest pain. Chest pain is diagnosed by taking the patient history and performing a physical exam. Blood work, imaging tests, and an exercise stress test may be ordered. The treatment and prognosis of chest pain depends on the underlying cause.
Tetralogy of FallotTetralogy of Fallot is a congenital heart defect that is the most common among newborns who have heart defects. Abnormalities in all four chambers of the heart ultimately lead to a failure to fully oxygenate the blood. In sever cases, the baby may turn blue, but other cases may present more subtle symptoms including slow growth, shortness of breath and easy tiring.
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