About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

How to Distinguish Between Heartburn and Heart Attack

by VR Sreeraman on November 24, 2008 at 1:27 PM
Font : A-A+

 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.

Advertisement

"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
Advertisement

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
SRM
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 - Fighting for Rights in the Post-COVID Era
Effect of Blood Group Type on COVID-19 Risk and Severity
Woman with Rare Spinal Cord Defect from Birth Sues Doctor
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Peptic Ulcer Reflux Esophagitis Cardiac Catheterization Heart Attack Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Stress and the Gender Divide GERD Heart Heart Attack- Lifestyle Risks Healthy Heart 

Recommended Reading
Heart Attack
Heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply. Heart disease is the ......
Heart Attack - Animation
Animation of Heart Attack symptoms. Heart attack is caused due to ischemia of the heart muscles ......
Chest Pain
Ask any one who has experienced intense chest pain and they will vouch for the fact that it was the ...
Early Surgery for Persistent Heartburn Suggested
British research has suggested early surgery for those suffering from persistent heartburn in order ...
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac catheterization is a radiological procedure for both diagnosis and treatment of heart condit...
GERD
This condition occurs due to the reflux of hydrochloric acid of the stomach into the oesophagus...
Heart Attack- Lifestyle risks
Heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply. Simple guidelines to avoi...
Peptic Ulcer
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Peptic Ulcer...
Reflux Esophagitis
Reflux esophagitis is a condition causing inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. This happens ...
Stress and the Gender Divide
Stress has become entwined in the current lifestyle of a young working couple and has resulted in th...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use