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esophageal spasm or coronary artery spasm, how can i tell?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
BY RULING OUT HEART: Since symptoms of both conditions can be chest pain and coronary spasm is more serious condition, it is first step to rule out coronary spasm first by ekg, angiography;echocardiogram and if coronary spasm is ruled out than tests to confirm esophageal spasm can be undertaken like endoscopy and/or manometry esophageal spasm is very rare and often symptoms of chest pain may be due to gerd.

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What do you recommend if I have esophageal spasm or coronary artery spasm?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
NTG: Nitroglycerin is very effective for both and acts very rapidly when taken sublingually, within 2 minutes.

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