Chest Pain Topic Guide

Chest Pain Chest Pain: Chest pain has a variety of noncardiac and cardiac causes, some of which can be very serious. Signs and symptoms of chest pain may include burning, squeezing, or heaviness in the chest. Atherosclerosis, angina, lung tumors, chest trauma, abdominal pain, and gastric reflux are just a few potential causes of chest pain. Chest pain is diagnosed by taking the patient history and performing a physical exam. Blood work, imaging tests, and an exercise stress test may be ordered. The treatment and prognosis of chest pain depends on the underlying cause.

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nitroglycerin (oral/sublingual) Nitroglycerin (oral/sublingual)

Nitroglycerin is used to treat or prevent attacks of chest pain (angina)...learn more »