How do you tell the difference between acidity and heart attack?

See your Doctor. When you have pain between the neck and upper belly, there are many things that can be the cause. Go to and emergency department or call you doctor if you have pain that is concerning to you. We'd rather tell you it's nothing than have you drop dead because you didn't get help.
Can be hard to tell. It can be hard to tell the difference between heartburn and a heart attack, since both can cause a prolonged burning sensation in the chest. Since heart attacks kill people, it is safer to presume the worst and get evaluated at the emergency room (go by ambulance) to rule out a heart attack. Heartburn is more likely if symptoms are brief, they occur after meals, one tastes some reflux acid, etc...

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How can you tell the difference between heart attack and angina?

Troponin. Serial troponin elevation is very sensitive for myocardial cell death. Clinical suspiciousness may lead to diagnose an acute myocardial infarction before the troponins begin to elevate and lead to emergency coronary revascularization within an hour of arrival to the emergency room thus preventing death and significantly preserving myocardial function and improving patient survival. Read more...
Disease vs. symptom. Angina is the symptom of chest pain. It does not necessarily mean you are having a heart attack or even have heart disease. Heart attack is a laymen's term for damage to the heart muscle from inadequate blood to part of the heart muscle, usually due to a temporary or permanent blockage of one or more coronary arteries. Only a doctor can tell the difference. Read more...

How can you tell the difference between a heart attack abd panic attack?

Sometimes very hard. A panic attack looks a lot like a heart attack...They are quite difficult to tell apart. Thus, if you have symptoms of a heart attack, even if it ends up being a panic attack, you should not hesitate seeing a doctor or calling 911. Heart attack symptoms can be chest pain, trouble breathing, dizziness. These can be the exact same symptoms of a panic attack. Read more...

How do I tell the difference between chest pain from a hernia and pain from a heart attack?

You don't go toER. Any sudden chest pain due to unknown cause must go to nearest er to make sure it is not an heart attach, save the life , there is no home remedy kit to rule out . Read more...
Difficult sometimes. I presume hiatal hernia. The symptoms can be very similar that is why we have testing. Discuss with your doctor. Keep, track of time, place, severity, stimulating events for your discomfort. Usually a heart attack will really get your attention. Read more...
Difficult. Since it is difficult to tell, i always recommend checking the heart out first, since the consequences if missing cardiac disease can be fatal. Also, hiatal hernias that mimic cardiac disease are large. If this turns out to be the case, seek a consultation with a general or thoracic surgeon experienced with laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. Read more...

How can I tell the difference between having a heart attack or an anxiety attack? I have been having pain in chest and back...just to name a few

See your PCP. Anxiety can often present like a heart attack and many people end up in the ER because they don't know. It can be very frightening, but the only way to know for sure is to be checked by a doctor. If your heart is fine, you may want to consider the level of stress in your life or if anything in particular is worrying you, large or small. Talking to a professional can help you figure this out. Read more...

Please tell me, could you explain me what's the difference between heart attack and heart failure?

Heart attack. Heart attack is also called myocardial infarction. It is death of some amount of heart muscle caused by blockage of a heart artery and can result in sudden death. Heart failure is when the heart is not pumping adequately to supply the body's need for blood flow. It can be caused by heart attack or other abnormalities. Read more...