Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chest Pain Treatment

The treatment of chest pain depends on the underlying cause of the pain. Chest pain caused by heart disease, lung disease, or a severe injury may require admission to the hospital for treatment. Mild chest wall pain or pain caused by a chest bruise, arthritis, or pleurisy can be treated at home.

Treatment for musculoskeletal chest pain may include:

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Chest Pain Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat chest pain:

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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