How can I tell the difference between heartburn and a heart attack? – Portsmouth Regional Hospital

How can I tell the difference between heartburn and a heart attack? – Portsmouth Regional Hospital

August 18, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


I like to say, in general,
that heartburn, in itself, so let’s say, an
inflammatory state of your esophagus, of your
upper GI tract will not kill you but a heart attack will. So I think it’s dangerous to
make the diagnosis by yourself. If you do have some heartburn
and you have a primary care physician, and
it’s something new, I think you should
bring it up with him. And he will use his
knowledge that he has with your medical history
and your previous diseases and also what kind
of patient you are. He will be the right person
to actually make the diagnosis and tell you, yes, this may be
heartburn or maybe something else and which we
should look into it.