Problem

Non-cardiac chest pain

Other Names:
Phantom chest pain
Nature:
Sufferers of non-cardiac chest pain complain of heart attack-like symptoms -- severe chest pain radiating down the arms.
Claim:
This pain is a mystery. It mimics symptoms of reflux or spastic contraction of the oesophagus without being this. It does not seem connected with an abnormality in the oesophagus but resulting from a dysfunction in the brain's processing of the signals from the oesophagus.
Related Problems:
Angina pectoris
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
15.06.2018 – 13:06 CEST