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What does the chest pain of pericarditis feel like?

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It can cause pain similar to that caused by angina. However, it often causes a sharp, steady pain along the upper neck and shoulder muscle. Sometimes it gets worse when you breathe, swallow food, or lie on your back.

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: "Non-Cardiac Chest Pain."

Merck Manuals Online Medical Library: "Lung and Airway Disorders: Symptoms" and "Chest Pain."

National Lung Health Education Program: "Chest Pain."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Chest Pain, Chronic."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD))."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 2, 2019

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: "Non-Cardiac Chest Pain."

Merck Manuals Online Medical Library: "Lung and Airway Disorders: Symptoms" and "Chest Pain."

National Lung Health Education Program: "Chest Pain."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Chest Pain, Chronic."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD))."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 2, 2019

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