HOW CAN I DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN HEART PAIN (RELATED TO HEART DISEASE) AND HEART BURN?
History helps. Heart disease pain (angina) more typically occurs with activity/exertion, is a tightness associated with shortness of breath and reduced exercise tolerance. Heartburn is typically a burning ache that comes on with rest or aggravated when recumbent, with symptoms made worse by eating. Symptom relief might occur with antacids. That said either condition might occur atypically.