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Burning chest pain

Burning chest pain is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of burning chest pain are gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), gastritis, and coronary atherosclerosis. Other possible causes, such as chronic sinusitis, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with burning chest pain, 79% report having sharp chest pain, 52% report having cough, and 48% report having chest tightness.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with burning chest pain often receive hematologic tests, radiographic imaging procedure, complete blood count, electrocardiogram, plain x-ray, glucose measurement, kidney function tests and electrolytes panel .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with burning chest pain include nitroglycerin, aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide, sucralfate (carafate), atropine / hyoscyamine / phenobarbital / scopolamine, benzonatate, cimetidine, aluminum hydroxide (m.a.h.), meropenem, eptifibatide (integrilin), pramlintide (symlin), amylases, guaifenesin / phenylpropanolamine and amlodipine / olmesartan .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for burning chest pain include . On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get burning chest pain.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
1.3x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
1.3x
75+ years
1.2x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.0x
Other
0.6x
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