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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

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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Does chest pain and trouble breathing usually mean a heart attack?

Does chest pain and trouble breathing usually mean a heart attack?

Not necessarily: Chest pain and shortness of breath can be the symptoms of heart attack. But they are other conditions which can mimic these symptoms. Hence, we need evaluate fully before coming to a conclusion. ...Read more

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When I laugh the chest pain gets worse. But otherwise it's a constant pain. Does this mean I am on my way to having a heart attack?

No: You should be able to tell when your pain began. It may be due to minor trauma, or some type of muscular or skeletal issue. You should see your physician for a complete checkup. ...Read more

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Does dull.chest pain in between breasts mean heart attack?

Not necessarily: Chest pain can be due to numerous causes. It doesn't always mean heart attack. I would get this checked out however. ...Read more

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Does chest pain always mean heart attack or can also be some sort of inflammation of the heart?

Not always: But heart is the most important and needs to be evaluated first. Heartburn / esophageal disorders are common causes of non-cardiac chest pain. ...Read more

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Does chest pain under the left breast always mean heart attack?

Does chest pain under the left breast always mean heart attack?

No: Left sided chest pain has many causes (ribs, lungs, heart, esophagus, stomach, breast, muscular, etc.). It is best to see a doc who will ask the appropriate questions to delineate the cause of one's pain, perform an exam, and perhaps order additional testing. ...Read more

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Could a heart attack cause right side chest pain that radiates?

Could a heart attack cause right side chest pain that radiates?

Usually not: Chest pain arising out of a heart attack is usually in the mid sternal region or left sided, very rarely right sided chest pain. ...Read more

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Still having chest pain. Could I benefit from stent after heart attack?

Still having chest pain. Could I benefit from stent after heart attack?

Depends on cause....: Depends on what is causing your chest pain and what type of blockages if any is seen on your coronary angiogram. The best person to answer your question is your cardiologist. You should ask him/ her to explain findings of the angiogram or stress test and whether your chest pain is being potentially caused by a blockage. ...Read more

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Chest pain for the past 3 days and a low fever. Not feeling well. Only in my early 20s but worried if it could be heart related like a heart attack?

Get eval: Doubtful it is heart at your age, but you need to get checked to be safe, as you should not have to deal with your pain for 3 days now. Get an exam and you will be helped. Best wishes. ...Read more

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29 yr old female. Have been experiencing chest pain radiating into left arm, neck and back for almost a month. Could a Heart attack be coming?

29 yr old female.  Have been experiencing chest pain radiating into left arm, neck and back for almost a month.  Could a Heart attack be coming?

Possible, See Doctor: Your age (29) argues against an impending heart attack. Most heart attacks are unpredictable, & don't last 1 month in the making (that would be unstable angina, which is seen in the elderly). In any case, you should see a doctor in the clinic soon. Waiting 1 month w/ symptoms like this is not wise. Thanks for your question on HealthTap. Use HealthTap Prime or see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Could chest pain &tightening around chest cage, sweat, & dizziness be a sign of a certain disease other than heart attack. Heart scan is normal. Could be?

Many causes: Tobacco use is a major risk factor and I urge you to stop smoking. If you have undergone a stress test and it's completely normal, your risk for coronary obstruction falls to <10% but it isn't zero. Other causes include bronchitis, pleurisy, acid reflux and muscular chest wall pain to name a few possibilities. Continue to follow up with your doctor — more testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Is chest pain alone symptom of heart attack?

Not always: Chest pain is a classic symptom of a heart attack, particularly mid-sternal, crushing or pressure-type pain radiating to the neck, jaw or arm. But other symptoms are common, including: nausea, diaphoresis (heavy, cold sweats), shortness of breath, dizziness, even abdominal pain. ...Read more

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If I have chest pain could it be a heart attack?

Not likely: At your age the source of pain is likely muscular or related to the pleura ie pleurisy. If symptoms persist you may need an evaluation and x-ray. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my chest pain is from a heart attack?

Variable: You can't be sure. If you are someone who is unhealthy, overweight and smokes. You have a good chance. In general the pain comes on exertion and goes away after rest. It can radiate in any direction in upper part of the body. It can associated with profuse sweating due to sympathetic hyperactivity. If you are healthy and have no family history you don't have to worry about all aches and pains. ...Read more

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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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