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Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations.
A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and limiting expansion of your lungs.

In brief: Yes

A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations.
A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and limiting expansion of your lungs.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes: see doctor!

Severe symptoms such as these indicate a need for surgical repair if medicines aren't working.
A surgeon with expertise in reflux disease should get involved for appropriate work up and possible surgery. Severe reflux can lead to a variety of serious problems if not treated. Hiatal hernias should be carefully evaluated to investigate the possibility of a paraesophageal hernia- may be serious.

In brief: Yes: see doctor!

Severe symptoms such as these indicate a need for surgical repair if medicines aren't working.
A surgeon with expertise in reflux disease should get involved for appropriate work up and possible surgery. Severe reflux can lead to a variety of serious problems if not treated. Hiatal hernias should be carefully evaluated to investigate the possibility of a paraesophageal hernia- may be serious.
Dr. Debashish Bose
Dr. Debashish Bose
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
and, of course, you will want to be sure the symptoms are indeed from your hernia and NOT your heart.
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