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Noncardiac Chest Pain, Ambulatory Care
Noncardiac chest pain
is pain or discomfort in your chest that is not caused by a heart problem. It may be caused by any of the following:
- Acid reflux
- Nerve or muscle problems within the esophagus that slow the movement of food
- Increased sensitivity to pain within your esophagus
- Panic attacks, anxiety, or depression
- Chest wall, muscle, or rib pain
Seek immediate care for
severe chest pain
may include medicines to decrease acid reflux or pain, or to relax muscles. Your healthcare provider may suggest cognitive therapy. Cognitive therapy can help you change how you react to events that trigger your chest pain, such as anxiety.
Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:
Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.