Heart attack vs. Indigestion?

Sometimes. Difficult to tell. In olden days, people frequently died of indigestion that was really a heart attack. See ur md to begin ur evakuation. www.thepmc.org.

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What distinguishes chest pains due to indigestion and a heart attack?

Hard to tell. These pains may be very hard to distinguish: indigestion usually occurs after meals, especially if spicy or fatty; heart attack pains usually occur with exertion, may be associated with shortness of breath or radiate down the arm. It is really hard to tell, unless you are in a hospital setting where the necessary tests may be done. Especially in women. Read more...

I am a 60 year old woman. I have indigestion and a pain on the left side upper chest could this be a heart attack?

Possibly extra beats. It is always wise to look into any pain above the waist as if it were coming from your heart. At 60 it would be smart to get to a doctor for an ekg and maybe a stress test and an examination. It could just be indigestion, but it would be foolish to ignore your heart. Read more...
Pos heart attack . Could be heart related would check it out with professional also GI related ie esophageal reflux possible also. Read more...
Possibly. Your symptoms sound more like dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, which may be due to a stricture or swallowing dysfunction of the esophagus. You should have this evaluated by a gastroenterologist. Read more...

Symptoms today are horrible indigestion, numb arm, shortness of breath, feeling weak. I have costochondritis. Is this normal? Heart attack?

Doubt it, but... No one symptom definitively indicates a heart attack is or is not in progress (many people make the fatal mistake of waiting out atypical heart pain). In fact, "heart pain" is often indistinguishable from esophageal, pericardial, mediastinal, gastric, & chest wall distress. By the same token, where in your gut you have problems may result in very different sensations. See doctor to be reassured. Read more...

Bpm 46 (normal 56), indigestion, tight chest and throat. Could these be symptoms of a heart attack?

Tight Chest. Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. I agree with dr. Fisher about getting it checked out. Read more...

Could heartburn lead to a heart attack?

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. Read more...

Can sudden heartburn be a symptom Of a heart attack?

Heart: MI. yes, heartburn and like symptoms can be due to cardiac causes, all inexplicable instances of chest discomfort mandate investigation as to causal mechanism and appropriate intervention. Detailed history as well as examination and judicious testing are needed especially at your age demographic. Read more...