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More on Medical Treatment for Chest Pain

Chest pain is a common problem in a medical problem. The term “common” here means a lot of people suffer from chest pain. Therefore, do you know about the medical treatment for chest pain? It would better for you to have a general understanding about chest pain. Probably your knowledge would be useful for you and the ones you loved in the future.

In the previous article, we had written about medical treatment of chest pain for the following cases:

  • Heart attack
  • Angina
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Inside this article, we provide you with information about disruption of the intestinal tract, viral pericarditis, mitral valve prolapse and other related subjects.

Disruption of the Intestinal Tract
Immediate surgery might be required if there any perforation or disruption of viscus (intestinal tract) since it can be a potential life-threatening for the patient.

Viral pericarditis
At most times, viral pericarditis improves within 7 to 21 days of therapy with aspirin and ibuprofen (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents).

Mitral valve prolapse
Conservative treatment becomes the common option for mitral valve prolapse. Conservative treatment here means surgery and other similar treatments.

Points of Focus

  • Medications to control chest pain and palpitations ate the common treatment.
  • When the pain condition is severe and there is no response to any medical treatment, an operation is required to replace the valve.
  • You had better take antibiotics before dental work or any high-risk surgery if you are chest pain patient with mitral valve prolapse.

This would reduce the risk of infection in the heart valves (endocarditis).

Pneumonia
Antibiotics are commonly used to as pneumonia treatment and pain medication will be given for chest wall soreness.

Costochondritis
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (I,e., ibuprofen) is commonly used as a treatment for costochondritis.

Three major esophageal disorders which cause chest pain are as follows:

  • Esophageal spasm
  • Esophagitis
  • Acid reflux (GERD)

They are treated with antifungal medication, antiviral, antibiotic, or other antacid therapies. Medication to make the esophagus muscles become more relax is also used. Occasionally, these medications are combined.

You should consult with your doctor and other health care professionals to get a better knowledge and information about medical treatment for chest pain.

Kindly bear in mind, this article is not solely intended as the only source of information about medical treatment for chest pain.

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