NONCARDIAC CHEST PAIN

repetative pain in the chest which can't be credited to disease of the heart. It typically stems from problems with the esophagus, like gastroesophageal reflux illness or spasms of the esophagus, or by musculoskeletal illnesses or dysfunctions, especially fibromyositis. Panic and anxiety attacks may also generate pain which is alike to cardiac chest pain.

NONCARDIAC CHEST PAIN: "The patient's non-cardiac chest pain was troubling to the doctors."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NONCARDIAC CHEST PAIN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/noncardiac-chest-pain/ (accessed April 7, 2020).
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