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Is pressure in the chest and indigestion indicative of a heart-attack?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018
Question: I have tightness in my chest and it is worse when I lay down. Why would that be? I am 52 female. I also feel as if I have indigestion. Am I having a heart attack? Nothing is acute right now, no sharp pain
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Maheshwari (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Does not look like a cardiac pain.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Cardiac chest pain is non localized and increase on exercise. It has no effect of lying down or standing. So this does not look like a cardiac pain but i would advise you to at least get a 2D Echo and EKG to rule out any possible abnormality.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sameer Maheshwari,
Cardiologist
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Brief Answer: Does not look like a cardiac pain. Detailed Answer: Hi, Cardiac chest pain is non localized and increase on exercise. It has no effect of lying down or standing. So this does not look like a cardiac pain but i would advise you to at least get a 2D Echo and EKG to rule out any possible abnormality. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Sameer Maheshwari, Cardiologist