You had chest pain, so had a complete cardiac evaluation by a physician. All the tests were negative – no heart problem. But, you still have chest pain. What else could be going on?
You may have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Several of the symptoms of a heart attack and GERD are similar.
What is GERD?
Many individuals experience periodic indigestion or heartburn – a burning sensation in the chest. Heartburn occurs when acid moves from the stomach into the esophagus. GERD is diagnosed when an individual has severe or frequent (more than 2x per week) heartburn.
Heart Attack or GERD?
Heart Attack Symptoms*