Can acid reflux cause a chest tightness (NOT the burning) that mimics heart attack?

Cardiac reflux. yes sometimes it can mimic heart attack, vice versa is also true, heart attack can mimic stomach problems...
Yes. Acid reflux can cause a number of chest symptoms. Tightness, burning cough etc. Ischemic heart disease can also cause a range of symptoms not necessarily the ones you might expect to be associated with a "heart attack." Seek evaluation by a health care professional who will be able to differentiate these for you.

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Does acid reflux cause heart attack like chest & back pain? I don't get the burning I just get pain even when I haven't eaten!

Could be. At 31 the chance of advanced heart desease is low but nothing to joke about. See your doctor and describe your symptoms. Help is right a phone call away. Read more...
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Doubtful. Heart attack does not cause 2 weeks of solid discomfort. Uncommonly other cardiac problems can. More common, especially in women your age, w/o unusual family history would be esophageal issues, such as reflux. No improvement, or ongoing, or recurrent, or other symptoms- further evaluation. Read more...
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The true statement. of greatest concern is "Hate my life!" You are at relatively low risk without significant risks other than being male. Symptoms are unlikely to be cardiac and it sounds like you have been evaluated. Find a counselor to deal with the real problem not the somatized cardiac symptoms. Your heart is broken but it is not diseased. Get help. Counseling does not mean you are crazy. Love your life again. Read more...

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Anxiety. I'd suggest sitting down with your Dr. and discussing your concerns. If getting reassured that you are at low risk doesn't help, then you likely need professional psychiatric help. Read more...

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