A male asked:
Can acid reflux cause a chest tightness (not the burning) that mimics heart attack?
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Dr. Ira Friedlanderanswered
Cardiac Electrophysiology 44 years experience
Yes: Acid reflux can cause a number of chest symptoms. Tightness, burning cough etc. Ischemic heart disease can also cause a range of symptoms not necessarily the ones you might expect to be associated with a "heart attack." Seek evaluation by a health care professional who will be able to differentiate these for you.
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcuanswered
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Cardiac reflux: yes sometimes it can mimic heart attack, vice versa is also true, heart attack can mimic stomach problems...
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Last updated Feb 5, 2017
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