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Could heartburn lead to a heart attack?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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