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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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How can you tell angina from GERD or acid reflux. Are there any clinical tests that can accurately rule out or confirm angina while happening. Thanks.

How can you tell angina from GERD or acid reflux. Are there any clinical tests that can accurately rule out or confirm angina while happening. Thanks.

NO: An ekg done during angina can rule it in, if it's acutely abnormal but it can't rule it out. No clinical test can. A stress test is typically used within 24 hours of atypical pain to determine if there is inducible ischemia (poor circulation provoked by exercise or drug effects). But the DX of angina is a clinical DX - when it's unclear, one is admitted for observation for blood samples and ekgs. ...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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Which of GERD and angina fade by change position or respiration ?

Diagnosis: This is not a way to diagnose the problem if there is any reason to suspect angina, depending on your age and risk factors, you need to get checked right now! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lesuride (Levosulpiride) for a long term.Can it help in an angina and GERD.Help.thanks?

Is it safe to use lesuride (Levosulpiride) for a long term.Can it help in an angina and GERD.Help.thanks?

Lesuride: Is an antipsychotic drug used for schizophrenia and depression in Europe and Japan. It has not been approved for use in the US, Canada, or Australia. It has a prokinetic effect, making food pass through the stomach faster. This can be good for reflux but should not affect angina. Rarely, there are potential fatal side effects from heart arrhythmias. It should not be used without doctor supervision ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lesuride (Levosulpiride) for a long term.Can it help in an angina and GERD.Help.thanks.

Is it safe to use lesuride (Levosulpiride) for a long term.Can it help in an angina and GERD.Help.thanks.

Yes: Follow the instructions and follow up visits and testing if you use this medication long term. Report any symptoms and concerns at each visit to your doctors. ...Read more

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How to discriminate angina decubitus from Gerd? Both happen when someone is lying down and have similar symptoms?

How to discriminate angina decubitus from Gerd? Both happen when someone is lying down and have similar symptoms?

Testing: This is why chest pain is serious. As both can mimic each other. A trained history, physical with appropriate testing is sometimes the only way to decipher the two. I would get checked immediately at the emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

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Sob sensation @ reset with no wheezing or coughing but left arm & left chest mild tight discomfort. Oxy98%, BP ok hr 60 is it asthma, angina, or gerd?

Sob  sensation @ reset with no wheezing or coughing but left arm & left chest mild tight discomfort. Oxy98%, BP ok hr 60 is it asthma, angina, or gerd?

Too much: I saw this/next entry. Frankly there is too much going on to answer via an e-mail like this. It could be so many things that i think you would be best served by seeing an internist or cardiologist for evaluation. Maybe pulmonary function testing for the asthma, an upper G.I. X-ray for acid reflux. Your medicines imply that there are certainly some heart issues that need to be separated. www.thepmc. ...Read more

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How accurate is a EKG, blood, and a stress test to rule out heart issues or angina? I'm 26, overweight, healthy but worry my gerd chest pains is my heart. My troponin I levels were < 0.02. My bp is sometimes elevated and heartrate goes down to 53bpm.

How accurate is a EKG, blood, and a stress test to rule out heart issues or angina? I'm 26, overweight, healthy but worry my gerd chest pains is my heart. My troponin I levels were < 0.02. My bp is sometimes elevated and heartrate goes down to 53bpm.

Highly accurate: The combination of those 3 being negative, in your age category are reassuring and make the chance of a fatal cardiac condition being under 10% and likely less than that. A lower heartrate is not a bad thing. I would recommend weight loss and increased diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more