What is the prognosis (long-term outlook) for people with non-cardiac chest pain?

Most non-cardiac chest pain is caused by GERD. People who follow their doctor’s instructions for managing GERD usually do not have further problems with non-cardiac chest pain.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 06/25/2015.

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