Chest pain can be common in many instances and it is the main reason why people believe that they should go to the emergency room. Many patients suffer from these and some experience severe heartburn.

It's quite often that the pain caused by a heart attack and during the episode is very difficult to look at. A certain medical test has to be given to see whether or not the person is having a heart attack. It makes it complicated because both of these issues have the same type of symptoms.

Common Heartburn Symptoms

  • Burning below the breastbone
  • Pain radiating from the shoulders
  • Pain after meals or when lying on your back
  • Antacids fix the problem
  • No cold sweat


Heart Attack Symptoms

  • Lightheadedness
  • Cold Sweat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Response to nitroglycerin
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Chest tightening
  • Fullness or tightness in the center of the chest


If you undergo pain that has lasted too long or you experience warnings of a heart attack you should get medical help immediately. If you cannot tell the difference between the two symptoms while experiencing them, you should get medical attention anyways just to play it safe.