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Is Heart burn and a Heart attack same?

Since i've been having heart burn a lot does that mean i'll have a heart attack? Hi, i ve been having lots of heart burns. I am not taking medication, and i didn t see a doctor . Can i get heart attacks? I get heart burns almost everyday. And i am young.
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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No. Heartburns are caused by stomach acid going up the esophagus. The esophagus is located behind the heart so that's why it burns. The cause if possibly from eating spicy foods.
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