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What is a heart attack?

Asked on 12-01-2019 by Aradhya Subramanium

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When coronary artery disease leads to loss of blood supply to part of heart muscle, this is called a heart attack. A heart attack can also further cause stopping of heartbeat, which is called a cardiac arrest. Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, nausea, vomiting, breathlessness, cold sweat etc.

What is heartburn?

Asked on 12-01-2019 by Pari Nair

Answered by NewsBytes

Heartburn isn't actually a disease, but a condition that occurs due to splashing back of stomach acid to the food pipe, often right after eating or drinking. It is characterised by pain in lower chest (above stomach).

How can difference between heart attack and heartburn be recognized?

Asked on 12-01-2019 by Vishal Gavde

Answered by NewsBytes

Due to the similarity in chest pain, difference between a heart attack and heartburn isn't easy to tell, even sometimes, for health-care professionals. That's why, medical tests are conducted to rule out a heart attack when someone suffers from chest pain.

What is the difference between symptoms of heart attack and heartburn?

Asked on 12-01-2019 by Dhruv Pillai

Answered by NewsBytes

Following are the difference between symptoms of heart attack and heartburn- 1) Heartburn, unlike heart attack, tends to worsen after eating or when lying down, 2) Heartburn can be relieved by using drugs aimed at reducing acid levels in the stomach, 3) General symptoms such as breathlessness do not occur in heartburn, and 4) Heart attack, unlike heartburn, does not cause bloating or belching.

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