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How can I differntiate betwen heart attack and heart burn?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Can be difficult

Heart attack typically presents as chest pressure, tightness or heaviness as if someone is sitting on your chest, triggered by physical or emotional exertion, possibly spreading to your jaw, neck, shoulder or arm, associated with shortness of breath, pounding heart beat, sweating, dizziness or nausea.
It may not present in this typical way. Can be confused with heart burn. If suspected, go to er.

In brief: Can be difficult

Heart attack typically presents as chest pressure, tightness or heaviness as if someone is sitting on your chest, triggered by physical or emotional exertion, possibly spreading to your jaw, neck, shoulder or arm, associated with shortness of breath, pounding heart beat, sweating, dizziness or nausea.
It may not present in this typical way. Can be confused with heart burn. If suspected, go to er.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
good advice!
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No self diagnosis

One can be easily confused with the other and it is important to see a doctor to find out.
Generally speaking angina pain tends to last 2 to 5 minutes, comes on with exercise and resolves with rest. Heart burn pain tends to be related to certain types of oily, acidic or spicy food, can lasts or hours and some relief noted with antacids. Warning. Do not try to self diagnose!

In brief: No self diagnosis

One can be easily confused with the other and it is important to see a doctor to find out.
Generally speaking angina pain tends to last 2 to 5 minutes, comes on with exercise and resolves with rest. Heart burn pain tends to be related to certain types of oily, acidic or spicy food, can lasts or hours and some relief noted with antacids. Warning. Do not try to self diagnose!
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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