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Relieving factors

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

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Pain that is relieved by stopping exercise is suggestive of cardiac origin to pain.

Pain relieved by antacids suggests oesophagitis.

Pain relieved by glyceryl trinitrate is suggestive of cardiac and oesophageal pain. However its effects are more rapid with cardiac pain.

Pain that is relieved when the patient leans forwards is suggestive of pericarditis.

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