Chest pain in patients with cardiac and noncardiac disease

David S. Sheps, Francis Creed, Ray E. Clouse

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    Objective: To describe factors influencing chest pain expression in patients with cardiac or noncardiac disease. Methods: The authors conducted a case presentation and review of literature. Results: Causes of chest pain are diverse. Psychologic factors influence chest pain expression commonly in patients with or without cardiac disease. Conclusions: Physicians and other therapists must be aware of psychologic influences on chest pain expression to provide optimal treatment to their patients.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)861-867
    Number of pages6
    JournalPsychosomatic Medicine
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004


    • Angina
    • Chest pain
    • Depression
    • Ischemia


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