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how to tell the difference between a heart attack and gas

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Atherosclerosis: Heart attack is caused by atherosclerotic plaque in your coronary artery that ruptures such that a blood clot forms on it and acutely occluded the flo ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
.??: Heart pain and damage is very dangerous. Gas from upper or lower GI tract can be unpleasant , belching, flatus and crampy but not usually life threa ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Can't be too sure...: No one symptom definitively indicates a heart attack is or is not in progress (many people make the fatal mistake of waiting out atypical heart pain). ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Pressure: Gas buildup in the stomach or intestines can cause pressure leading to abdominal pain, shortness of breath, leading to a feeling of chest discomfort t ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
It's the burning: The feeling of acid reflux can be uncomfortable and painful, but many things distinguish from a heart attack - precipitating factors, lifestyle, famil ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Way the body works.: It's related to the location of the pains, in the chest, and how your brain interprets the sensation sent to it by the esophagus. But you're right - ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : Would definitely recommend that you seek timely medical attention if you experienced the above mentioned symptoms. Heart attack is definitely a possib ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Non-heart attack: Quick sharp pain in left chest and arm need not be from heart attack. It could be angina with out heart attack. Consult your physician. Other non-card ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
20 years experience Palliative Care
Acid reflux : Due in part to the proximity of the anatomy between the esophagus and heart, acid reflux can produce pain/burning sensation in the mid chest. In your ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Very Serious: Unfortunately, there are a lot of variables to this. Your cousin may have had cardiogenic shock and this caries a very high mortality risk. Without kn ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms: unlikely to be a heart attack in you
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: If you think you're having a heart attack, going online & waiting for an answer is wrong thing to do. You only have 6 hours to prevent irreversibl ... Read More
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Go to ER: The symptoms you have listed could be trapped gas orAngina symptoms. This means that one of your coronary arteries (blood vessels to your heart) could ... Read More
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