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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. 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.

Chest Pain Topic Guide - Visuals

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Chest Pain Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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

Nitroglycerin is a nitrate that dilates (widens) blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and easier for the heart to pump...learn more »