How to Diagnose and Treat Functional Chest Pain

  title={How to Diagnose and Treat Functional Chest Pain},
  author={Jose Mar{\'i}a Remes-Troche},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology},
  • J. Remes-Troche
  • Published 5 October 2016
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • 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… 
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