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How to differentiate ischemic heart disease from gastroesophageal reflux disease?

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Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Tough Sometimes

In general, ischemic heart symptoms are exacerbated by exertion while symptoms of gerd are not related to exertion.
It can be difficult to differentiate the two based on symptoms alone. It is important to exclude angina when you are having persistent symptoms rather than assume it is gerd.

In brief: Tough Sometimes

In general, ischemic heart symptoms are exacerbated by exertion while symptoms of gerd are not related to exertion.
It can be difficult to differentiate the two based on symptoms alone. It is important to exclude angina when you are having persistent symptoms rather than assume it is gerd.
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