How to Distinguish Between Heartburn and Heart Attack

by VR Sreeraman on  November 24, 2008 at 1:27 PM Heart Disease News   - G J E 4
 How to Distinguish Between Heartburn and Heart Attack
Feasting on a high-fat, carbohydrate-filled meal followed by a generous slice of pumpkin pie on a holiday often triggers a burning sensation in the chest. This temporary feeling is mostly dismissed as heartburn, however, according to scientists, it might be a heart attack.

Researchers suggest that the pain in the chest might not be heartburn but can be a heart attack. The symptoms are similar, but the health consequences differ dramatically.

"We see people in the Emergency Room who think they are only having severe heartburn or experiencing the flu when they are actually having a heart attack," said Nick Zenarosa, M.D., emergency medicine physician on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Centre at Dallas.

In order to detect whether it's a heart attack Dr. Zenarosa suggests to keep in mind the certain symptoms.

A heart attack often indicates breaking into a cold sweat, pain moving from the chest into the jaw, shoulder or arms followed by an increase in pain when you exert yourself

The symptoms are often accompanied by rapid onset of fatigue, shortness of breath, slow or no response of symptoms to antacids and nausea and possible vomiting. The sufferer also turns pale.

The signs of a heart attack can be subtle, particularly in women.

Source: ANI

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Is a pain actually a symptom of future heartattack. Can a person who is physically active get a heart attack. should a person above 60 years of age get himself immediately checked up on having a chest pain. What physical activities will be helpful in avoiding chest pain or how to keep heaart attacks at bay. I am 24years old & yet I had high b.p. on 3-4 occasions due to stress.Do I fall under high risk group.There is some extra fats on my belly also, is it dangerous?Should I getb it removed as early as possible or should I get it removed gradually by doing sit-ups.Kindly suggest hot toremove fats in belly
rajesh.kumar Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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