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Non-cardiac Chest Pain 

Non-cardiac Chest Pain
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Non-cardiac Chest Pain
Author(s):

Sharon X. H. Hu

and Guy D. Eslick

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199859436.003.0016
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date: 21 April 2021

Chest pain is a very common symptom. Noncardiac chest pain represents a substantial proportion of those individual’s experiencing chest pain. The most common causes of noncardiac chest pain include musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, psychiatric and pulmonary conditions. Correct diagnosis is based on a detailed clinical and physical examination and diagnostic investigations as required. Appropriate therapy and monitoring of noncardiac chest pain patients is important to provide optimal outcomes and improved quality of life.

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