How to Diagnose and Treat Functional Chest Pain

@article{RemesTroche2016HowTD,
  title={How to Diagnose and Treat Functional Chest Pain},
  author={J. Remes-Troche},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology},
  year={2016},
  volume={14},
  pages={429-443}
}
  • J. Remes-Troche
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
Opinion statementChest pain that is not explained by reflux disease or cardiac, musculoskeletal, mucosal, or motor esophageal abnormalities is classified as functional chest pain (FCP). Although several mechanisms are involved, esophageal hypersensitivity plays a major role and it could be considered a biomarker for FCP. Psychologic comorbidity such as anxiety, neuroticism, depression, and somatization is common. When the diagnosis of FCP is suspected, patients should undergo evaluation with… Expand
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