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How can one distinguish cardiac from non-cardiac chest pain?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Challenging

It can be difficult to distinguish between the two.
The workup needs to start with a good history and physical including an ekg. Once these are done an one's risk is established more specific tesing can be done such as lab work, stress testing , echocardiography, ct angiography and ultimately coronary angiography. The evaluation is very patient specific.

In brief: Challenging

It can be difficult to distinguish between the two.
The workup needs to start with a good history and physical including an ekg. Once these are done an one's risk is established more specific tesing can be done such as lab work, stress testing , echocardiography, ct angiography and ultimately coronary angiography. The evaluation is very patient specific.
Dr. John Szawaluk
Dr. John Szawaluk
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Get checked

We have blood tests, ekg, stress test or cardiac cath to figure out whether the chest pain is related to the heart.
If these tests are negative it is considered non-cardiac chest pain which needs to be further investigated.

In brief: Get checked

We have blood tests, ekg, stress test or cardiac cath to figure out whether the chest pain is related to the heart.
If these tests are negative it is considered non-cardiac chest pain which needs to be further investigated.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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