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Chest Pain Overview (cont.)

How is chest pain treated?

Chest pain is treated according to the underlying cause of pain. Cardiac chest pain may be treated with medications and/or invasive procedures. Coronary angioplasty with stents is used to keep coronary arteries open and coronary bypass surgery is performed to bypass coronary artery blockage.

Non-cardiac chest pain is also treated depending upon the specific cause. In general, most non-cardiac chest pain is treated medically. Infrequently, non-cardiac chest pain may require surgical intervention (for example, lung tumor or chest tube placement for a collapsed lung segment).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/18/2015

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