Kinderen kunnen ook hartinfarcten krijgen!

Even een opmerkelijk stukje medisch nieuws.. net gelezen in de mail van de ACEP… Het gaat over kinderen en hartinfracten. JA u hoort het goed, ook kinderen kunnen hartinfarcten krijgen.
Bij kinderen is de oorzaak vaak een spasme van de kransvaten terwijl het bij volwassenen bijna altijd het gevolg is van atherosclerose (vaatwandverkalking)…

Children can have heart attacks, physicians indicate. HealthDay (10/2) reports, “Heart attacks in children are a rare but under-recognized health issue, say Ohio doctors who documented nine cases of heart attacks in children as young as 12 that occurred between 1995 and 2006.” None of the children, eight boys and one girl, “had [any] common heart attack risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, drug abuse, unhealthy cholesterol levels, or family history.” The report was published in the October issue of Pediatrics.
The AP (10/1, Tanner) added that according to Dr. John Lane, of Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio, “The cause of their heart attacks was most likely a heart spasm that briefly cut off blood supply.” This is a rare cause of adult heart attacks. Dr. Reginald Washington, a Denver children’s heart specialist, noted, “Chest pain is a common symptom in children, but 95 percent of the time, it’s not heart-related and it is rarely life-threatening.” As a rule, Dr. Lane advises parents to “consult a doctor any time a child has sudden chest pain. A heart attack in children is typically a crushing-type pain that radiates to the arm or jaw or neck — similar to adults’ symptoms.”