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How can you tell the difference between having heartburn pain and angina pain?

How can you tell the difference between having heartburn pain and angina pain?

GERD vs heart pain: If in doubt, seek medical attention. Esophagus pain can easily be confused with heart pain, there can be overlap, &/or the symptoms can occur together or be meal-associated. Symptoms that respond to antacids however are more likely peptic (acid-related). On the other hand, get to er as soon as possible if accompanying shortness of breath, pain radiating to the left arm or jaw, exertional symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more


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What is angina vs. Heart burn? How do you tell the difference between angina and heart burn?

What is angina vs. Heart burn? How do you tell the difference between angina and heart burn?

May feel the same: Heart burn is a misnomer and has nothing to do with the heart except it can mimic angina. Angina is pain or discomfort that occurs because of inadequate circulation in the heart. Classic symptoms can usually be distinguished but most people need tests to tell them apart, at least early on until they know what they have. You should see your doctor! ...Read more

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I woke up with chest(left side) pain. Could that have been angina or heartburn?

I woke up with chest(left side) pain. Could that have been angina or heartburn?

Chest pain: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between heart attack and angina?

How can you tell the difference between heart attack and angina?

Disease vs. symptom: Angina is the symptom of chest pain. It does not necessarily mean you are having a heart attack or even have heart disease. Heart attack is a laymen's term for damage to the heart muscle from inadequate blood to part of the heart muscle, usually due to a temporary or permanent blockage of one or more coronary arteries. Only a doctor can tell the difference. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between cardiac chest pain, muscular chest pain, and angina? Im 18 been having chest pains for a while. Breathing fine

How can you tell the difference between cardiac chest pain, muscular chest pain, and angina? Im 18 been having chest pains for a while. Breathing fine

Chest pain: describe your chest pain in details: Location, nature (sharp, dull, crushing etc), does it move to other areas of your body such as your neck, chin or your arm, other associated symptoms such as nausea, hear burn, sweating, palpitation and one of the physicians can explain the chest pain to you ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between an angina attack, a heart attack and a cardiac arrest?

Lots.: Angina: discomfort from imbalance between oxygen supply and demand in the heart, but no muscle death. Heart attack: supply/demand imbalance so prolonged and severe that part of the heart muscle dies. Cardiac arrest: heart function so poor (bad pumping rhythm, no pumping rhythm, electrical rhythm but no actual pumping, etc) your circulation essentially stops. ...Read more

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What is the difference between unstable angina and stemi / non-stemi?

What is the difference between unstable angina and stemi / non-stemi?

Several: Unstable angina is when chest pain coming from the heart increases in frequency, severity and/or intensity over the last couple of month. If pain is severe and lasts for over 20-30 minutes and pt shows in ER, The EKG may show specific changes (ST segment elevation myocardial infarction = STEMI) or subtle or no changes and the heart attack is diagnosed with blood tests (NSTEMI= non-ST elevationMI ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between stable and unstable angina?

I want to know what is the difference between stable and unstable angina?

Angina: Stable angina is reproduce able by the same amount of exercise. Unstable angina is when the amount of exercise to produce angina progressively decreases or it happens at rest. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

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


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more