Precordial Catch Syndrome in Elite Swimmers With Asthma.

Title

Precordial Catch Syndrome in Elite Swimmers With Asthma.

Creator

Hayes Don Jr; Younger Bradley R; Mansour Heidi M; Strawbridge Heather

Publisher

Pediatric emergency care

Date

2016
2016-02

Description

Precordial catch syndrome is a benign cause of chest pain in children and adolescents that remains underrecognized. Because of distinctive symptoms, precordial catch syndrome is not necessarily a diagnosis of exclusion. However, a detailed history eliciting diagnostic features is important, along with a physical examination excluding other pathologic disorders. We present the cases of 2 elite swimmers with asthma who had acute episodes of precordial catch syndrome, one associated with an acute asthma exacerbation and one not, while swimming during competitive swim meets that required rescue efforts for both and eventual evaluation in the emergency department.

Subject

Adolescence; Adolescent; Asthma – Complications; Asthma/*complications; Chest Pain – Etiology; Chest Pain/*etiology; Emergency Service; Hospital; Humans; Male; Swimming; Syndrome; Thoracic Wall; Thorax

Rights

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Pages

104–106

Issue

2

Volume

32

Citation

Hayes Don Jr; Younger Bradley R; Mansour Heidi M; Strawbridge Heather, “Precordial Catch Syndrome in Elite Swimmers With Asthma.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 18, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4387.

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