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How to determine if chest pain is a heart attack or just heart burn?

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In brief: Classically

Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms.
Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day!

In brief: Classically

Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms.
Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day!
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Chest pain

There are a lot of causes for chest pain, but the most serious causes should be ruled out by your dr. Especially at your age.
A few simple test maybe able to put your mind at ease.

In brief: Chest pain

There are a lot of causes for chest pain, but the most serious causes should be ruled out by your dr. Especially at your age.
A few simple test maybe able to put your mind at ease.
Dr. Gregory Fehr
Dr. Gregory Fehr
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Dr. Mark Safford
To accurately make the diagnosis an ECG and blood work (cardiac enzymes) should be obtained and you should be examined by your PMD or ED physician
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