Here is a sampling of chest pain articles.
- If doctor says your chest pain is from acid reflux or GERD, how do you know he’s not misdiagnosing an imminent heart attack?
This happened to my mother. The ER doctor sent her home with a prescription to an acid reflux drug. Two days later she was on the operating table for quintuple bypass surgery.
My sister, a doctor, said that this happens all the time: An ER doctor mistakes a pending heart attack for a digestive problem, and then days later, the patient is dead from a heart attack.
This potentially fatal mistake by a doctor, which happens frequently, can be stopped dead in its tracks if you know how to recognize it. Read more…
- Chest pain and shortness of breath? When to visit the ER…
If you have chest pain and labored breathing, even if you’ve been diagnosed with GERD, this can still mean a heart attack is looming or in progress. Read more…
- Chest pain caused by acid reflux (GERD)
Severe coronary artery blockage is often misdiagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease. However, GERD or acid reflux really CAN cause quite a bit of chest discomfort. Go to article.
- Does angina always cause chest pain?
You can have angina and not experience any chest pain, but you’ll certainly experience at least one of several other possible symptoms. Go to article…
- Chest pain with cough: several possible causes
Never ignore the pairing of pain in the chest with a cough, because three of the possible causes can kill you within minutes.
One of the possible causes is a bulge in the aorta, the big vessel that originates in the heart. If the bulge is big enough, it can burst and cause death within minutes. Find out the other two causes.
- Can chest pain be the only symptom of a heart rhythm disorder?
An abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) can cause faintness, dizziness and shortness of breath, along with chest pain. What if all you have is chest pain? Any possibility this can be a heart rhythm problem? Read more…
Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.
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