Is It Heartburn or a Heart Attack?

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Hi, Dr. Oz here. Heartburn and the chest pain of a heart attack are two very different things, but they can feel very similar, and it's easy to mistake one for the other. So how do you know the difference? Pay attention to when the attack occurs and how you feel. If you're getting it 30 to 45 minutes after a meal, well it's probably heartburn.

Heart attacks often occur with activity or exertion. Many people have a feeling of impending doom when they are having a heart attack. So here's some clear symptoms of a heart attack, sudden pressure, tightening, squeezing or crashing chest pain, a pain that radiates the back neck, jaw, shoulders or arms particularly on the left side of the body.

Shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, nausea or stomach pain. Now if you think you're having a heart attack you call 911 right away, even if it turns out to be heartburn it is better to be safe than sorry. I'm Dr. Oz, for more ways to safeguard your health check out all of our smart tips.