Functional heartburn.

  • Ronnie Fass
  • Published 2005 in Gastroenterology & hepatology


Functional heartburn (FH) is a common disorder that accounts for 30% to 50% of the patients with nonerosive reflux disease. FH is composed from a heterogeneous group of patients. They primarily include the hypersensitive and the nonacid sensitive esophagus. The mechanisms responsible for pain, clinical characteristics, and the optimal therapeutic approach… (More)


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