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Managing the patient with atypical chest pain

Managing the patient with atypical chest pain

Hospital Practice 32(4): 159

Since angina and heartburn can feel the same, excluding cardiac disease may be the first order of business. That done, clinical findings and laboratory tests can help identify the esophageal disturbance. Gastric acid reflux, motility disorders, and visceral nerve hypersensitivity--alone or in combination--can cause chest pain, and each may call for a different pharmacologic regimen.

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PMID: 9109814

DOI: 10.1080/21548331.1997.11443470

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