I hope all that read this are careful. 7 yrs. ago I thought I had a bad case of heartburn. It went on for months even when taking zantec. It was usually worse in the mornings and when I was at rest. It was a burning in my chest and neck. Well, I went into cardiac arrest because I didn't get it checked right away. They had to use the paddles on me twice to get my heart back in beat, I was 45 years old. After being hospitalized for a week, they still didn't know why it happened. I went and saw a cardiologist in St. Paul and he had an idea that it could be "Coronary Artery Spams". I already had an appointment at the Mayo so he told me to keep it because he knew the doctor down there and would work with him. Well they took me in and did an angoigram (sorry for the spelling), and my arteries went into spasms. 2 months ago, I thought my heart was acting up again, only this time it isn't and I'm doctoring now to see what the problem is, we think it's gerds. So PLEASE be careful. And if your not comfortable with the answers from your doctor, get a second opinion. Good Luck!View Thread
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