Answers and questions on pediatric cardiorheumatology

I would like to get an online medical opinion from a cardiologist. The fact is that the child began to complain of joint pain, swelling, and, in general, atony. What kind of disease could it be and what tests should be done first?
Answer: 08.02.2021

Hello! You need to do a general blood count, general urine test, kidney, liver and rheumatic tests. Unfortunately, the initial online consultation by a cardio rheumatologist is not possible. The doctor must examine and listen to the child. Based on the test and examination results, the doctor will diagnose and give recommendations.

Makarova Maryana Iosifovna
Pediatric`s cardio-rheumatologist. Highest category. Work experience 25 years.
If a child already has a known disease and has a cardiac failure, but the symptoms have changed a bit, is it possible to get online consultation by a pediatric cardio rheumatologist? Or does one have to visit? We do not live in a city and it is not very convenient for us to travel.
Answer: 08.02.2021

Hello! The examination is needed for any cardiac failure. It is also necessary to do an ultrasound of the heart and electrocardiogram before the visit. Unfortunately, the initial online consultation by a cardio rheumatologist is not possible. The doctor must examine and listen to the child.

Makarova Maryana Iosifovna
Pediatric`s cardio-rheumatologist. Highest category. Work experience 25 years.
The child has mitral valve prolapse, he was born with such a cardiac failure. But I still cannot be reconciled to the fact that one can die from this disease, therefore, I want to ask a question online to a cardiologist. If you follow the regimen and visit a pediatric cardio rheumatologist, is there a chance for the child to live long?
Answer: 08.02.2021

Hello! Mitral valve prolapse can be hemodynamically significant and not. You need to do an ultrasound of the heart and electrocardiogram. Having the examination results and medical history, make an appointment with a cardio rheumatologist. A doctor's examination is required, primarily auscultation.

Makarova Maryana Iosifovna
Pediatric`s cardio-rheumatologist. Highest category. Work experience 25 years.
Recently, I began to notice that my child is gaining weight very poorly, has become whiny and fussy, gets tired quickly, and does not really blush when he screams. I start to worry, it seems to me that the child has heart problems. What examinations do you need to undergo? Is it possible to consult a cardiologist online? So that I can understand where to start. Because I would not really like to travel with a child to consultations and sit in line during the pandemic.
Answer: 08.02.2021

Good day! The age of the child was not specified. First of all, you need to make your child a cardiogram and ultrasound of the heart. With the results of these examinations, make an appointment with a cardio rheumatologist. Initial consultation online is not possible, because the doctor must examine and listen to the child.

Makarova Maryana Iosifovna
Pediatric`s cardio-rheumatologist. Highest category. Work experience 25 years.
Consultation by a cardiologist is required, the child began to complain that his heart began to beat out of rhythm, not as usual. The child does not engage in any active sports, he often sits at the computer, no one in the family has had any heart disease, the only thing is that his blood pressure is always low. What can it be and how can we treat this disease?
Answer: 08.02.2021

Hello! If the child complains of irregular heart rhythm, we recommend that you do an electrocardiogram and make an appointment for a consultation by a cardiologist. The doctor must listen to the child. Based on the visit results, the doctor will give recommendations.

Makarova Maryana Iosifovna
Pediatric`s cardio-rheumatologist. Highest category. Work experience 25 years.