Depending on your risk factors for heart disease
, your doctor may decide if a stress test
is needed or not. If you have a low cardiovascular risk, then other possibilities of chest pain
might be contemplated, such as gastrointesinal and esopphageal disorders, pulmonary causes and musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders including chest wall pain. Your pain would be considered atypical (not suggestive) for cardiac origin.
Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN