Pediatric Cardiac Dysfunction State – Children’s Overdriven Hearts
When a Child’s Heart Is Overdriven
Majid Ali, M.D.
In this article I introduce the term Pediatric Cardiac Dysfunction State and define it as a state in which children develop episodes of chest discomfort associated with any combination of the following: chest tightness, chest pain, rapid heart rate, heart palpitations, skipped heartbeats, and numbness or burning sense in the lower chest wall. These symptoms are often triggered by sugar and caffeine intake, most commonly with sodas and candy. Cardiology evaluation and Holter monitor studies are inconclusive.
A close study of my young patients with Pediatric Cardiac Dysfunction State revealed clinical and laboratory evidence of mold and food allergy, history environmental exposure, increased urinary excretion of mycotoxins (indicative of gut fermentation), and hyperadrenergic states.
My patients Pediatric Cardiac Dysfunction State responded well to my integrative management plan that focused on:
1. Prevention and control of sugar roller coasters
2. Prevention and control of hyperadrenergic episodes
3. Prevention and control of allergic reactions