Glossary for Retrosternal chest pain
Medical terms related to Retrosternal chest pain or mentioned in this section include:
- Achalasia: A rare condition where the patients muscles, such as the cardiac sphincter of the stomach, are unable to relax.
- Acute gastritis: Acute gastritis is the sudden onset of irritation or inflammation of the stomach.
- Anemia: Reduced red blood cells in the blood
- Anxiety disorder: A mental condition that is characterized by anxiety and avoidance behaviours
- Aortic dissection: A tear in the inner layer of the aorta (major artery in the body) which allows blood to escape into outer layers of the artery.
- Aortic stenosis: A condition which affects the aortic valve of the heart resulting in stenosis of the valve.
- Atrial fibrillation: A rhythm disturbance of the heart that results in irregular and chaotic ventricular contractions.
- Biliary Colic: A condition which is characterized by the occurrence of colic due to the passage of gallstones along the biliary tract
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
- Chest pain: Any chest pain must be considered as cardiac in origin until proven otherwise.
- Chest symptoms: Symptoms affecting the chest region.
- Cholecystitis: inflammation of the gall bladder.
- Chronic chest pain: is a medical emergency due to a number of serious conditions
- Cocaine toxicity:
- Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
- Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A genetic abnormality which causes patients to have abnormally high cholesterol levels (low-density lipoproteins). The condition usually leads to early cardiovascular disease.
- Fibromyalgia: A difficult to diagnose condition affecting the muscles and/or joints
- Gastric Ulcer: A gastric ulcer is a break in the normal tissue that lines the stomach.
- Gerd-like sternum pain: Gerd presents with symptoms such as chest pain, heartburn and dysphagia
- HOCM: Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Heartburn: Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in the upper chest due to regurgitation of stomach contents.
- Heartburn that worsens if low down after eating: must not be overlooked as it may be a medical emergency
- Heartburn without reflux: not related to reflux diseases
- Hemothorax: a condition that results from accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity
- Hiatus hernia: is a protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thoracic cavity through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm, the most common type being sliding hiatus hernia
- Lead poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to lead.
- Mitral regurgitation: A condition which is characterized by a regurgitation of blood from the left ventricle into the atrium due to a problem with the mitral valve
- Myocardial infarction: blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Oesophageal spasm: An oesophageal spasm is incoordinated contraction of the muscles in the esophagus which carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The muscles contract simultaneously instead of a rhythmic successive motion.
- Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
- Pain Disorder: Somatoform disorder causing pain
- Panic disorder: is a severe medical condition characterized by extremely elevated mood
- Pericarditis: Inflammation of the pericardium that surrounds the heart
- Pleurisy: Inflammation of the pleura.
- Pleurodynia: Contagious viral infection
- Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
- Pneumothorax: pneumothorax is the collection of air in the space around the lungs and chest wall
- Polyarteritis nodosa: A serious blood vessel disease where small and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged and are unable to adequately supply oxygenated blood to various tissues in the body. The disease can occur in a mild form or a serious, rapidly fatal form.
- Pulmonary embolism: The occurrence of an embolism which blocks blood vessels in the lungs
- Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
- Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
- Severe gerd-like chest pain: must not be overlooked as it may be a medical emergency
- Severe gerd-like sternum pain: Gerd presents with symptoms such as chest pain, heartburn and dysphagia
- Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
- Takayasu arteritis: A chronic inflammation of the large blood vessels leading from the aorta which results in lack of pulse in the arms and the carotid arteries, transient paraplegia and blindness and atrophy of the facial muscles. Also called Takayasu's disease, pulseless disease, brachiocephgalic arteritis or aortic arch syndrome.
- Tietz syndrome: Tietz syndrome is a relatively rare condition characterized by deafness and albinism. It should not be confused with the similarly named Tietz's syndrome which involves inflammation of chest cartilage.
- Tietze's syndrome: Inflammation and swelling of the cartilage that joins the ribs to the breast bone.
- Varicella zoster: A highly contagious disease caused by herpes virus 3
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