Heart Burn (Acid Reflux)

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest caused by regurgitation of stomach acid into the food pipe, most commonly experienced after a meal. Despite its name, heartburn doesn't affect the heart. 

Other common symptoms of heartburn or GERD include 

  • a sour taste in the mouth
  • difficulty swallowing
  • a feeling of food being stuck in the throat.
  • chronic dry cough, hoarseness, wheezing


Heart attack symptoms and heart burn can be very similar. People with chest pain related to heart burn are difficult to distinguish from those with chest pain due to cardiac conditions. Because of the dangers inherent in an overlooked diagnosis of heart attack, cardiac disease should be considered first. Seek immediate medical attention if you have:

  • unexplained chest pain
  • shortness of breath,
  • pain radiating to the arms or neck
  • dizziness
  • cold sweat

Our Treatment are largely consistent with the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology guidelines.