Chest pain in children

It is common for toddlers, children and teens to complain about chest pain and it is common for adults to worry! Unlike chest pain in adults, pediatric chest pain is rarely a sign of a health emergency. A thorough exam will help identify the cause of your child’s chest or abdominal pain. A referral to a pediatric cardiologist may be necessary for chest pain related to physical exercise or heart palpitations, and when there is an individual or family history of heart disease.

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Caring for children with chest pain

There are as many experts in pediatric care at Children’s Wisconsin as there are potential causes for chest pain. Following a complete exam, our team of physicians will refer families to the right physician expert – whether a cardiologist, gastroenterologist, or sports medicine specialist. To get in touch with the Herma Heart Institute or to schedule an appointment, visit our contact page.


Pediatric heart surgery

As one of the busiest pediatric heart surgery centers in the country, our Herma Heart Institute performs hundreds more operations than any other program in the state.

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Contact us for more information about the Herma Heart Institute. Request an appointment online or call (414) 607-5280 or toll-free (877) 607-5280.

Nationally recognized

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Among the nation's best 

U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked the Herma Heart Institute at Children's Wisconsin among the top programs in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery. This ranking reflects the excellent outcomes and care we provide for even the most complex heart conditions. Families travel from across the country, and even around the world, to receive care from our specialists who are experienced in treating congenital heart disease from before birth and into adulthood.

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