You are currently viewing Gastrointestinal Causes Of Chest Discomfort : Mnemonic

By remembering the mnemonic “CHEST PAIN,” you can easily recall the key points about gastrointestinal disorders that may be a cause of chest pain/discomfort discussed in this passage.

Gastrointestinal Causes Of Chest Discomfort Mnemonic :

  • C – Common cause of nontraumatic chest discomfort
  • H – Hepatobiliary disorders may mimic acute cardiopulmonary diseases
  • E – Esophageal disorders can simulate angina
  • S – Symptoms are difficult to discern from serious causes of chest pain
  • T – The pain of esophageal spasm is intense and squeezing
  • P – Peptic ulcer disease can radiate into the chest
  • A – Attacks of pain from hepatobiliary disorders subside spontaneously
  • I – Injury to the esophagus can cause chest pain
  • N – Nitroglycerin or dihydropyridine calcium channel antagonists can relieve esophageal spasm

Mnemonic: CHEST PAIN


Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department