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Physical Examination

Your child's physical examination:

Your child's physician will perform an examination of your child when diagnosing or evaluating heart disease. This examination may include a head-to-toe assessment. A physical examination can help detect possible heart disease, or help him/her determine how well your child is coping with existing heart problems.

Some of the areas that may indicate a problem with your child's heart health include the following:

Other factors that may be considered during the examination include:

The symptoms of heart disease may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your child's physician for more information.

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