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1. See heartburn.
2. Localized pain in the region of the heart.

[Greek kardialgiā : kardiā, heart; see cardia + -algiā, -algia.]


(ˌkɑːdɪˈældʒɪə; -dʒə) or


1. (Pathology) obsolete pain in or near the heart
2. (Medicine) a technical name for heartburn
ˌcardiˈalgic adj

cardialgia, cardialgy

a burning or other painful feeling in the stomach or esophagus; heartburn.
See also: Heart, Pain
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Two months after the beginning of the therapy all patients reported a stable normalization of cardiac rhythm as well as a stable improvement in their ability to work, a reduction of cardialgia frequency and intensity and a significant decrease of the number of concomitant pathology symptoms.
Clerides was admitted to Larnaca General HospitalCOs intensive care unit in February last year with acute bronchitis, but following a course of treatment for cardialgia, his health had steadily improved