Persistent chest pain and no obstructive coronary artery disease.

  title={Persistent chest pain and no obstructive coronary artery disease.},
  author={Anita Phan and Chrisandra L Shufelt and Cathleen Noel Bairey Merz},
  volume={301 14},
Patients with persistent chest pain and no obstructive coronary artery disease are often labeled as having noncardiac pain and not offered further cardiologic testing or treatment. Diagnostic uncertainty for persistent chest pain is associated with adverse quality of life, morbidity, and health care costs. Two underdiagnosed cardiac causes for persistent chest pain include microvascular coronary disease and abnormal cardiac nociception. Microvascular coronary disease is associated with an… CONTINUE READING
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