Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and current management strategies for chest pain in patients with normal findings on angiography

J. Al Suwaidi, S. T. Higano, Jr Holmes, A. Lerman

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Chest pain syndromes in patients with normal angiographic findings represent a multifactorial pathophysiologic state, which may range from abnormalities in pain perception to abnormalities in endothelial- and non-endothelial-dependent coronary flow reserve associated with myocardial ischemia. Treatment begins with an accurate diagnosis by obtaining a comprehensive history and performing a physical examination, followed possibly by performing functional angiography in those who continue to have symptoms. This approach may help to determine appropriate treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)813-822
Number of pages10
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


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