• Medicine
  • Published in La Tunisie medicale 2007

[Non-cardiac chest pain and gastroesophageal reflux disease: pathophysiology, diagnostic methods and therapeutic approach].

@article{Karoui2007NoncardiacCP,
  title={[Non-cardiac chest pain and gastroesophageal reflux disease: pathophysiology, diagnostic methods and therapeutic approach].},
  author={Sami Karoui and Jalel Boubaker and Azza Filali},
  journal={La Tunisie medicale},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 11},
  pages={
          909-12
        }
}
BACKGROUND Non cardiac chest pain is a frequent symptom in general population. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the first cause of chest pain without cardiac etiology. AIM This review aimed to determine the specific mechanisms for esophageal-induced chest pain, to evaluate the results of the available methods of diagnosis, and to precise the therapeutic options in these patients. METHODS Literature Review RESULTS Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the most frequent etiology of "DTPA… CONTINUE READING