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Heartburn Or Heart Attack In Women
I am a 60 year old woman. I have indigestion and a pain on the left side upper chest could this be a heart attack?
When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more
No : Heartburn does not cause heart attacks. However, both can cause chest pain. If you have new or worsening chest pain, go to the er immediately. It may just be heartburn but you don't know for sure until heart attack is ruled out. Heartburn is easily treatable, not permanent or life-threatening, and reversible. Heart attacks are none of those. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart: MI: yes, heartburn and like symptoms can be due to cardiac causes, all inexplicable instances of chest discomfort mandate investigation as to causal mechanism and appropriate intervention. Detailed history as well as examination and judicious testing are needed especially at your age demographic ...Read more
No: " heart burn" is most commonly acid reflux when stomach acid squirts back up into your esophagus and even mouth giving a burning sensation. A heart attack gives a similar pain but the reflux does not affect your heart but is does effect your esophagus whichis not designed to have acid in the mucosa. If you are having heartburn get checked to make sure it is heartburn an not heart related. ...Read more
My husband diagnosed with gastritis. Symptom started as heart attack feeling. No heart prob. No heartburn history?
I've had heartburn all day. Now I have a sharp, sudden pain in my left arm under my shoulder. Am i having a heart attack?
Unlikely: Heart attack is unlikely for you as you are a young female unless you would have other conditions such as severe dm, rheumatologic autoimmune diseases or preexisting childhood heart disease. You do have to see your doctor as this constant heartburn, and this sharp pain which seems more like a nerve problem now has to be explained and diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read more
34 M echo stress reached 99% target HR. Have mild acid reflux. Can't get it off my mind that it is heartburn and not heart attack. Feeling helpless!!
Acid reflux: Heart burn is a symptom of acid reflux. A normal echo stress study would rule heavily against a heart attack or ischemia. Discuss your feeling of helplessness with your doctor, you should be able to get help through discussion of your situation and perhaps treatment of your symptoms. ...Read more
Awful heartburn.left arm pain with whole arm tingling. arm prob lasted about 5 minutes. was 3 days ago. Could this have been a heart attack?
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