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Heart attack vs. Indigestion?

Heart attack vs. Indigestion?

Sometimes: Difficult to tell. In olden days, people frequently died of indigestion that was really a heart attack. See ur md to begin ur evakuation. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


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Can smoking spices cause irregular heart rate/ heart problems?

Can smoking spices cause irregular heart rate/ heart problems?

Yes: "spice" contains synthetic cannabinoids sprayed onto various herbs which may or may not be as labeled. They are stronger than "regular" marijuana. Users experience a high which can include hallucinating, rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, excessive sweating, extreme agitation, unpredictable & violent behavior, and rigidity. The compounds do not show up in current drug screenings. ...Read more

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Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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Relationship of GERD and heart disease?

Relationship of GERD and heart disease?

None known: Gerd is due to a faulty valve between the stomach and the esophagus. "heart disease" typically refers to plaque formation in the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Could having heart palpitations lead to any type of heart surgery?

Could having heart palpitations lead to any type of heart surgery?

Yes: Combinations of fast or slow pulse which is felt as palpitations may require medications and sometimes pacemakers or devices. If underlying coronary or valve disease identified then medical or surgical therapy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Does gastritis causes heart problem?

Does gastritis causes heart problem?

Not directly: But nonsteroidal anti inflammatory agents (nsaid's) can cause topical mucosal injury and inhibit prostaglandin synthesis, decreasing mucosal mucus production, bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) secretion and mucosal blood flow. Creating stomach and duodenal irritation and ulcers. Same NSAID drugs can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

Yes: A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations. A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and limiting expansion of your lungs. ...Read more

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Can severe gastritis cause heart racing issues and shortness of breathe?

Can severe gastritis cause heart racing issues and shortness of breathe?

Maybe: Irritations in the gastrointestinal tract can result in palpitations. Treatment of the gastritis may lead to decreased symptoms. Full cardiac evaluation would be recommended. Acid blockers, probiotics and or antibiotics may be used to treat the gastritis. Control of the irregular heart beat may need antiarrhythmia medications to bring them under control and improve the symptoms such as sob. ...Read more

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Is chin pressure heart related or acid reflux related?

Is chin pressure heart related or acid reflux related?

Reassurance : Possible for both and, at the same time for other things as well. All depends what other symptoms you have. Try your regular medications or Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) 75 twice a day. This will help with acid reflux. ...Read more

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Is heartburn a sign of heart problem?

Is heartburn a sign of heart problem?

NO: Heartburn is a burning sensation in the lower chest, often occurring after meals or lying down and is relieved by antacids. Chest pain that occurs with exercise or accompanied by nausea and weak pulse is likely a heart problem. Recurrent pain must be evaluated to determine the source, be it heart or esophagus injury from gasto reflux. ...Read more

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Tell me heart attack risk factors and coronary heart disease symptoms?

Tell me heart attack risk factors and coronary heart disease symptoms?

Google it: Rf: smoking, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history etc. Symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations etc. You really will get much more on the internet than i can give you in this box, this is a huge topic! ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole cause pvcs or heart arythmia?

Can omeprazole cause pvcs or heart arythmia?

Rarely: In rare circumstances, particularly when the Omeprazole has been taken for a long time, low magnesium levels in the blood can result, which can cause heart palpitations. Although this is an extremely rare occurrence, if you feel it may apply to you, i would recommend stopping the Omeprazole immediately and seeing your dr., who may want to draw a magnesium level, if the circumstances warrant it. ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate even after drinking water, no other heart symtom or gastric burning? Is this reflux?can reflux occur without burning symptom?

Rapid heart rate even after drinking water, no other heart symtom or gastric burning? Is this reflux?can reflux occur without burning symptom?

See doctor: It is true that you can have reflux without having heartburn but that does not explain the fast heart rate. If you are having heart rates over 100 then that is not normal and you need to see a doctor for evaluation. Normal heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more