Heart attack or indigestion? Don’t hope for the best | Bart Durham Injury Law

Heart attack or indigestion? Don’t hope for the best

You should never lose sight of the fact that it's better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your health. Therefore, if you have any reason to believe that you're suffering a heart attack, you should seek immediate medical attention.

It's possible that you may mistake indigestion symptoms for a heart attack. However, it makes the most sense to receive a professional diagnosis. If you guess wrong, it could cost you your life.

Many people assume that a heart attack will entail crushing chest pain, difficulty breathing and aching arms and back. While this can happen, the symptoms may be less obvious. You should also be on the lookout for the following:

  • Nausea accompanied by abdominal pain
  • Cold sweat
  • Fatigue
  • Sudden dizziness

If all or many of these symptoms come together at once, there's a good chance that you're suffering a heart attack.

The tricky thing is that indigestion often shares the same symptoms, albeit not typically as severe. Also, there are other digestive concerns that can be mistaken for a heart attack, such as a muscle spasm in your esophagus.

You expect your medical team to take immediate action -- thus diagnosing the condition in a timely manner and providing you with the treatment you need.

Unfortunately, there are times when a heart attack is mistaken for something else, such as indigestion. Such a misdiagnosis can result in additional health issues or even death.

If a medical misdiagnosis has impacted you or a loved one, it's important to better understand what went wrong and what legal options may be appropriate.

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