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Heartburn or Angina Symptoms? -- Final Thoughts

Heartburn or angina symptoms can be easily confused because both can cause pain in the middle of the chest. However, other symptoms, such as nausea and sweating, that can occur with angina do not usually happen with heartburn. Also, patterns and triggers for the two conditions can be different.
If you are unsure whether you are experiencing symptoms of heartburn or symptoms of angina, call your healthcare provider. He or she is in the best position to understand your particular situation and to give recommendations.
Also, it is important for anyone to know when chest pain symptoms are serious. If you have any of these signs of a possible heart attack, call 911 immediately:
  • Pain or discomfort that is very bad, gets worse, and lasts longer than 20 minutes
  • Pain or discomfort along with weakness, feeling sick to your stomach, sweating, or fainting
  • Pain or discomfort that does not go away when you take angina medicine
  • Pain or discomfort that is worse than you have ever had before.
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