Non-cardiac chest pain: prevalence, risk factors, impact and consulting--a population-based study.

BACKGROUND Little is known about the prevalence and importance of non-cardiac chest pain in the general population. AIM To evaluate the magnitude and impact of this condition. METHODS A validated self-report questionnaire was mailed to a sample of 1000 residents of Penrith, selected randomly from the electoral rolls. Symptoms, risk factors… CONTINUE READING