Thanks for writing in.
Although your symptoms are suggestive of classic angina
, a form of ischemic heart disease(IHD), it could also result from gastro esophageal reflux disease(GERD
). I presume your cardiologist would have done a treadmill test to rule out ischemic heart disease.If this has not been done, it needs to be done so that we can rule out IHD. If GERD is a condition which can closely mimic IHD. It results from the reflux of the food from stomach into the food pipe.
If this is the case, the following measures would help:
a. Small meals at regular intervals
b. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking
c. Elevate your head while sleeping
d. Tablet Prevacid
OTC once daily before breakfast for 5-7 days should help relieve the pain.
Hope this helps