Chest pain of esophageal origin Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Advisory Committees
  • Certification
  • Education, Medical
  • Gastroenterology
  • Guidelines as Topic

abstract

  • The treatment of patients with unexplained chest pain is difficult and challenging. After a cardiac etiology has been ruled out, a diligent search for an esophageal etiology-gastroesophageal reflux disease, motility abnormalities, or esophageal hypersensitivity-should be undertaken with judicious use of a diagnostic (therapeutic) trial of therapy, ambulatory pH monitoring, or esophageal manometry. The recent literature discusses the use of high-dose omeprazole in diagnosing and treating chest pain associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, correlates abnormal ambulatory pH monitoring with response to omeprazole, and provides additional insights into the pathogenesis of esophageal chest pain.

publication date

  • August 19, 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00001574-199907000-00013

PubMed ID

  • 17023970

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 347

end page

  • 51

volume

  • 15

number

  • 4