Clearly, chest pain is a telltale sign of heartburn—but it can also be a sign of a heart attack. In fact, many people mistake heartburn for a heart attack. While you definitely shouldn''s also often associated with sweating, dizziness, nausea, difficulty breathing, or an irregular pulse. Heartburn-related chest pain, on the other hand, is typically a sharper pain that may be precipitated by eating a fatty or spicy meal and is affected by change in position (like laying down or bending over).
Still, if you''e worried, check with your doctor just to rule out a heart attack, says Walter J. Coyle, MD, gastroenterologist with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California.
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