Therapy of noncardiac chest pain: is there a role for surgery?

Esophageal distention, motor abnormalities, or exposure of the esophageal mucosa to acidic gastric juice can cause chest pain indistinguishable from that of myocardial ischemia in patients with and without coronary artery disease. In these situations the exact cause of the symptom needs to be established prior to any surgical therapy. An antireflux… CONTINUE READING