Burning where top of right breast meets sternum and center of chest at breastline. Just started protonix (pantoprazole).Is this my GERD or cardiac? PCP says heart ok.

Likely GERD. If your PCP did an evaluation on you and has cleared you from a cardiac possibility, then it is most likely GERD. You should take the Protonix (pantoprazole) daily as prescribed. If no relief in 4-8 weeks after taking it, then consider speaking to your doctor again about further evaluation. Best wishes.

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