Chest Pain (Non-Cardiac)

There are a number of causes for chest pain that are not related to the heart. Several common causes include an increase your activities or add exercise to your schedule, called chest wall pain; an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus; shingles; an injury such as a broken rib; inflammation of the thin layers of tissue covering the lungs and the chest wall, called pleurisy; and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), which is often indicated by heartburn.

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