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Is chest pressure due to heart attack likely to cause belching?

Is chest pressure due to heart attack likely to cause belching?

It can: Nausea vomiting and belching are frequently associated with heart attacks which can lead to delays on patients seeking treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


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I have squeezing chest pressure and bleching. Heart attack? I have no left arm pain but keep belching and I am bloated.

I have squeezing chest pressure and bleching. Heart attack? I have no left arm pain but keep belching and I am bloated.

Chest pressure: If you are an 18 year old female, this decreases risk for a heart attack. However, squeezing chest pressure and belching can be symptoms for a heart attack or for angina. It you were an older man, I would likely recommend that you call 911. Please seek medical care if you your pain is not resolving or right away if you have any trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Ab pain w/bloating and belching that doesn't go away in the lower stomach. I have had dizziness/left arm tingling at times + fear heart attack. Er?

Ab pain w/bloating and belching that doesn't go away in the lower stomach. I have had dizziness/left arm tingling at times + fear heart attack. Er?

Abd bloating: Best to call your doctor and get a check up as soon as you can. Does not sound like a heart attack and it is better to see your doctor rather than go to the er. ...Read more

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Sob, tightness in chest and under ribs. Feels like need to burp. If not heart attack what is it?

Sob, tightness in chest and under ribs. Feels like need to burp. If not heart attack what is it?

I see you are: Diabetic and smoker. 2 risk factors for coronary artery disease. If overweight then, 3 risk factors. I will r/o ischemic heart disease first with ekg and stress test. If negative acid reflux with esophageal muscle spam a possibility. See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Does burping with chest pain signify a heart attack?

Does burping with chest pain signify a heart attack?

Hard to tell: Some patients with real heart attacks have associated sweating, nausea, burping, difficulty breathing. Not having these symptoms does not mean your not having a heart attack. Classic sudden onset of chest pain or pressure radiating to the jaw or down an arm is classic. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 22 and last night in bed, I had bad pain in centre of chest and couldn't stop burping was it heart attack or not?

What do you suggest if I am 22 and last night in bed, I had bad pain in centre of chest and couldn't stop burping was it heart attack or not?

Unlikely: Heart attacks are unlikely in 22 year olds without a prior history of heart disease or drug use. And they don't really cause burping. See a doctor if you are still concerned. ...Read more

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If I'm burping a lot and I'm taking Prilosec is that really acid reflux or a heart attack?

If I'm burping a lot and I'm taking Prilosec is that really acid reflux or a heart attack?

Not heart: Symptoms from coronary heart disease are rare under the age of 40. Those over 40 can sometimes MISTAKE the symptoms of heart for GERD: Severe pressure discomfort in center of chest, sometimes radiating to left arm or jaw or between shoulder blades. The pain is often described with a clenched fist: squeezing or "like an elephant sitting on my chest". Often associated with sweating>>GO TO ER!! ...Read more

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Chances of 31 female having a heart attack? Dull pain in upper back/burping/reflux also. Grandpa and father both had heart attacks at age 60.

Chances of 31 female having a heart attack? Dull pain in upper back/burping/reflux also. Grandpa and father both had heart attacks at age 60.

Rare but possible: Your risk is low if you don't smoke and your blood pressure is controlled, and you avoid drugs like cocaine. Because of your family history you should be evaluated in terms of lipid profile and cardiac evaluation but probably not necessary till you are closer to age 50 or menopause. ...Read more

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After eat gassy food i.E 'petai', feel minor pain like poke by needle at centre of my chess but after burp, it subsided. Is this sign of heart attack?

Probably not: Do you have heartburn? A possible explanation is gerd. Acid reflux at the esophagus can give you al kind if symptoms even pressure chest pain imitating heart attack. As I can see you have at least 3 risk factors for cad. Have you have a stress test? If not get one to be sure your heart is ok. ...Read more

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Define a heart attack?

Define a heart attack?

See below: A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies. The medical term for this is myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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Is heart attack painful?

Is heart attack painful?

Often yes: It can be painless in about 25% of cases (50% in people with diabetes) but the more typical presentation is with discomfort which can become quite painful for some. ...Read more

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Symptom of heart attack?

Symptom of heart attack?

Lots of things: Chest pain, with or without radiation to the arms, back, shoulders or jaw, sweating, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and shortness of breath tend to be the most common. ...Read more

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How to stop a heart attack?

How to stop a heart attack?

Revascularization: The only way to stop a myocardial infarction is to re open the obstructed or nearly obstructed coronary artery. That is why if the coronary artery can be reopened within minutes after the obstruction the early and long term survival is improved. ...Read more

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What are heart attack symptoms?

Chest Pain: The following are suspicious for a heart attack; tight, dull, or heavy pain lasting longer than 15 minutes in the chest (retrosternal or left chest); and/or arms, back or jaw associated with nausea and vomiting, marked sweating, breathlessness ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more