Top
10
Doctor insights on: Hiatal Hernia Heart Attack

Share
1

1
Is there any way other than surgery to stop the heart attack mimicing pain of a hiatal hernia heart has been cleared by cardiologist echo/ stress ?

Is there any way other than surgery to stop the heart  attack mimicing pain of a hiatal hernia  heart has been cleared  by cardiologist echo/ stress  ?

Potentially : Use of acid blockers could help relieve some symptoms of heart burn. If your chest pain is due to the orientation of the stomach in the chest then nothing will help until the mechanical problem gets addressed with surgery. Get a couple of opinions from surgeons who do this surgery routinely to have an idea of whether surgery is warranted. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. David Earle
1,333 doctors shared insights

Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


2

2
Does a hiatel hernia feel like a heart attack sometimes?

Does a hiatel hernia feel like a heart attack sometimes?

It might: It may give you acid/indigestion that may feel exactly like a heart attack. But if you are at risk otherwise, better safe than sorry and get yourself checked. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
36 yr Father, Heart Attack from bending forward in a chair with hiatus hernia?If true do i add to QRISK2 10yr prediction for Heart Attack for my Risk?

36 yr Father, Heart Attack from bending forward in a chair with hiatus hernia?If true do i add to QRISK2 10yr prediction for Heart Attack for my Risk?

NotEnoughInformatio: We can not answer your question based on the information you have stated . You say your father had heart attack and Hiatus Hernia Iin a chair. We don't know how old he was and what other risk factors he had. Like smoking, High Cholesterol, HighBP,Type2Diabetes, Obesity etc. I suggest you get checked by your doctor to find out your risk of future Heart Attack ...Read more

4

4
Can a hernia in your stomach cause an uncomfortable chest feeling, similar to the coming of a heart attack?

Can a hernia in your stomach cause an uncomfortable chest feeling, similar to the coming of a heart attack?

May be: Hiatal hernia, where part of the stomach moves into the chest. However; any symptom suggestive of heart attack should not be taken lightly and you should consult your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
At 36 my Father a smoker not obese had Heart Attack bending forward in chair caused by hiatus hernia do i add to QRISK2 10yr prediction for my risk?

At 36 my Father a smoker not obese had Heart Attack bending forward in chair caused by hiatus hernia do i add to QRISK2 10yr prediction for my risk?

Lower MI risk: At 36 my Father a smoker not obese had Heart Attack bending forward in chair caused by hiatus hernia do i add to QRISK2 10yr prediction for my risk? ANS: yes you can lower risk by doing the DASH eating plan which will lower BP, lipids, glucose. Effects seen in 2 weeks. Here is Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8. Start tomorrow and recalculate risk in say 3 months. If smoker stop now! ...Read more

8

8
How do I tell the difference between chest pain from a hernia and pain from a heart attack?

How do I tell the difference between  chest pain from a hernia and pain from a heart attack?

You don't go toER: Any sudden chest pain due to unknown cause must go to nearest er to make sure it is not an heart attach, save the life , there is no home remedy kit to rule out ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Can hiatal hernia cause heart flutter?

Can hiatal hernia cause heart flutter?

Shouldn't : While i suppose its possible of there was a very large hiatal hernia (paraesophageal type), it is still unlikely. ...Read more

10

10
Can my small hiatal hernia cause my palpitations? And how come it is not dangerous when it presses against heart?

Can my small hiatal hernia cause my palpitations?  And how come it is not dangerous when it presses against heart?

Palpitations : Palpitations are very non specific and can occur with any conditions. In fact are one of the most common reasons for consults as outpatients. It will not hurt your heart because it presses softly if at all and what you will experience is reflux disease and likely palpitations. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
3,921 doctors shared insights

Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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. Creighton Wright
1,139 doctors shared insights

Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more