Non-Cardiac Chest Pain: The Long-Term Natural History and Comparison With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

@article{Williams2009NonCardiacCP,
  title={Non-Cardiac Chest Pain: The Long-Term Natural History and Comparison With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease},
  author={Jonathan Williams and Stephen J. Sontag and Thomas Schnell and Jack Leya},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={104},
  pages={2145-2152}
}
OBJECTIVES:The source of most cases of non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP) is thought to be the esophagus. We reasoned that if the origin of NCCP is truly esophageal and not cardiac, the characteristics and survival of individuals with NCCP should be similar to those of individuals with benign esophageal disease, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study was to compare the characteristics, natural history, and long-term survival of two well-defined groups, NCCP patients… CONTINUE READING