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Is there often confusion between diffuse esophageal spasm and a heart disorder?

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Yes: And although diffuse esophageal spasm (des) can be quite uncomfortable, heart disease can be life threatening, and should be 'ruled out' by your md . Des is best diagnosed by doing an esophageal motility study, where we can measure the pressures created in your esophagus spontaneously and in response to a swallow.

Answered 7/2/2013

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