Chest pain in the adolescent and young adult.


Journal Article (Review)

Pediatric cardiologists and cardiologists who examine adults frequently receive referrals of adolescents and young adults with chest pain. Chest pain in this age group is most likely noncardiac in origin, which often creates a diagnostic dilemma for the consultant in terms of the etiology and extent of evaluation. This review presents the noncardiac and cardiac etiologies of chest pain in adolescents and young adults, as well as the key features of a patient's history and physical examination that help delineate cardiac from noncardiac chest pain. In addition, we present recommendations for the cardiac consultant regarding the evaluation and management of adolescents and young adults referred with the complaint of chest pain.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Talner, NS; Carboni, MP

Published Date

  • January 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 56

PubMed ID

  • 11174873

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11174873

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1061-5377


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States