Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall, M.D. ischief of the Cardiac Transplant Program at the world-renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.. He practices interventional, vascular, and transplant cardiology. Dr. Crandall received his post-graduate training at Yale University School of Medicine, where he also completed three years of research in the Cardiovascular Surgery Division. Dr. Crandall regularly lectures nationally and internationally on preventive cardiology, cardiology healthcare of the elderly, healing, interventional cardiology, and heart transplants. Known as the “Christian physician,” Dr. Crandall has been heralded for his values and message of hope to all his heart patients. Dr. Crandall is author of Dr. Crandall’s Heart Health Report newsletter.

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A Different Kind of Chest Pain

Wednesday, 03 Apr 2013 09:23 AM

By Chauncey Crandall, M.D.

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Costochondritis (known also as chest wall pain) is an inflammation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the sternum.

This is a condition that can be caused by injuries, such as a car accident, heavy lifting, or can even come from drinking too much coffee.

Although it is harmless, it mimics the type of pain that can signal a heart attack. Therefore, it’s responsible for countless trips to the emergency room.

Anti-inflammatory agents, like Advil or Aleve, are the best treatment. As an anti-inflammatory alternative, try eating 25 red cherries a day, or use cherry juice concentrate daily. I have tried it, and it really works.

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Chauncey W. Crandall, M.D., is chief of the cardiac transplant program at the world-renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic. Dr. Crandall, who received his post-graduate training at Yale University School of Medicine, is author of Dr. Crandall’s Heart Health Report newsletter.
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