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What is heart pain that feels like heartburn?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: GERD
Heartburn is not heart pain at all - the term is a misnomer. It is due to acid reflux in the esophagus and is called "gastroesophageal reflux disease".
On occasion, actual angina (true pain arising from inadequate circulation in the heart) is mistaken for heartburn because some people can't tell the difference and/or the two conditions can feel similar. A stress test can separate them.

In brief: GERD
Heartburn is not heart pain at all - the term is a misnomer. It is due to acid reflux in the esophagus and is called "gastroesophageal reflux disease".
On occasion, actual angina (true pain arising from inadequate circulation in the heart) is mistaken for heartburn because some people can't tell the difference and/or the two conditions can feel similar. A stress test can separate them.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Depends
Burning chest pain can be related to gastrointestinal problems or to problems with the circulation to the heart.
The term "heartburn" implies actually that it is gastrointestinal. But it is easy to confuse the two even for the doctor. So if you have burning chest pain, you need to get appropriate tests as the heart involvement is potentially very serious.

In brief: Depends
Burning chest pain can be related to gastrointestinal problems or to problems with the circulation to the heart.
The term "heartburn" implies actually that it is gastrointestinal. But it is easy to confuse the two even for the doctor. So if you have burning chest pain, you need to get appropriate tests as the heart involvement is potentially very serious.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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