Navigation Links
A useful method to diagnose chest pain with foregut symptoms
Date:2/19/2009

Recent reports have indicated that recurrent chest pain is often a result of esophageal motility disorders or gastroesophageal reflux diseases (GERD), which is known as esophageal chest pain. However, very few studies have been performed about esophageal manometric studies, 24-h intra-esophageal pH monitoring and a Holter electrocardiography for the differential diagnosis of chest pain caused by esophageal dysfunctional and/or myocardial ischemia.

A research team led by Prof. Ru Wen Wang from China addressed this question. Their study will be published on February 14, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology.

In their study, 61 patients with chest pain and foregut symptoms were included. Thirty-nine patients were diagnosed with non-specific esophageal motility disorders (29 patients with abnormal gastroesophageal reflux and eight patients with myocardial ischemia). Five patients had diffuse spasm of the esophagus plus abnormal gastroesophageal reflux (two patients had concomitant myocardial ischemia), and one patient was diagnosed with nutcracker esophagus.

The study indicated that spasm of the esophageal smooth muscle might cross talk with the heart-coronary smooth muscle, leading to myocardial ischemia. And the combination of esophageal manometric studies, 24-hour intraesophageal pH monitoring and Holter electrocardiography are significant for the differential diagnosis of chest pain, particularly with foregut symptoms. As an added incentive, combined monitoring is very cost-effective to the patients from developing country.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lai-Fu Li
wjg@wjgnet.com
86-105-908-0039
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures together more useful for predicting cardiovascular risk
2. Cone-beam CT: Just as useful as MDCT before and after percutaneous vertebroplasty
3. Study reports Double Balloon Endoscopy useful for diagnosis and treatment of obscure GI bleeding
4. A useful imaging modality for monitoring treatment response to hepatocellular carcinoma
5. CT useful and effective when diagnosing patients with large bowel obstruction
6. Researchers find mass media campaigns useful
7. Angina drug potentially useful against heart rhythm disorders
8. Zebrafish provide useful screening tool for genes, drugs that protect against hearing loss
9. Cause of effectiveness discovered for a cirrhosis treatment useful in 40 percent of patients
10. Robotic device appears useful for surgical removal of cancer involving the tonsils
11. PET scans useful for some cancer treatment, but how do patients fare?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Maureen McLaughlin, LA.c., ... Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). McLaughlin brings nearly 20 years of experience ... to help patients realize their family building goals. Acupuncture helps fertility patients ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... “Fred Rides a Train” allows readers to ... , “Fred Rides a Train” is the creation of published author, Janet Morrison, ... teen years in Michigan. The "Fred, the Dog" series is her first attempt at ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... NuevaCare, a leading home care agency ... to announce new city-specific pages as part of its ambitious website relaunch. As Bay ... look, first, for local agencies serving their city. The new site has several key ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... Men with gum ... risk of serious health problems, such as cardiovascular illness, according to research cited ... Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center notes that the correlation between periodontal ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... has named Ajdin Camaga as a vice president of sales. , “Ajdin understands ... president. “He works hard to understand what each client needs, and is persistent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... Dec. 7, 2016  Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS ... present a company overview at the BMO Capital Markets Prescriptions for ... York, NY . A live webcast of the ... the Ionis website.  The replay will be available within 48 hours ... ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... 7, 2016 Today, Stock-Callers.com presents four ... JAZZ ), Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ANTH ... AveXis Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS ). From its peak ... 37% to reach a level equal to what it saw ... approximately 14% for the year, it has still out-performed other ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... According to the latest market ... Study on Multiplex Detection Immunoassay: North America to Dominate ... detection immunoassay market is expected to witness a CAGR of ... ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161114/438683LOGO) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: