Cardiac Treatments

Differentiating between a burning sensation in the chest due to heartburn or if it’s a persistent chest pain that needs immediate medical intervention is a dilemma often faced by most of us.  Nonetheless, these symptoms need immediate medical attention to rule out any serious concerns. 

Know When To Seek Medical Advice For Your Symptoms

Heartburn v.s. Heart Attack

Although severe heartburn and heart attack is difficult to tell apart, if you experience persistent chest pain then you need to seek immediate medical help. Heartburn is discomfort caused by digestive acid moving into the tube that carries food to the stomach. Heart attack  on the other hand involves sudden, crushing pain in the pain followed by difficulty in breathing. A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body. It needs immediate medical intervention, failing which can result in fatality.

Learn When To Get Immediate Medical Help In Case of Chest Pain

HeartburnHeart Attack
Burning sensation in upper abdomen and moves upward into the chestPressure, tightness, aching sensation in chest that spreads to shoulder, neck and back
Occurs after a meal or while bending over or lying downAbdominal pain, indigestion, heartburn
Gives a sour taste in mouth and can be relieved by antacids usuallyShortness of breath, fatigue, sudden dizziness, cold sweat

Heart Conditions

Cardiac or Heart disease is an umbrella term used for any disorder that affects the normal functioning of the heart. Find out about the heart treatments that’s available with us to help you and your loved ones in the time of need.


Symptoms of Angina are very similar to that of heart attack. Individuals experience chest tightness or discomfort. It is harder for the blood to go through the artery when you are experiencing angina. The heart does not get enough blood due to narrowed arteries of the heart. It causes the heart to pump blood more rapidly which results in heart beating harder and faster. This causes chest tightness and is a sign that your heart needs to rest.

Angina is caused due to narrowed arteries as against heart attack that deals with blocked arteries. Read More

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Other Heart Conditions Treated By Dr. Pavan Rasalakar

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Heart Murmur
  • Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection



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Frequently Asked Questions

The typical noticeable symptoms of heart attack includes chest pain, shortness of breath, lightheaded or dizziness, breaking into cold sweat, radiating pain in arms, shoulder, neck and jaw region. If you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms, please contact your doctor immediately.

Eating whole foods, exercising for a minimum of 30 minutes daily paves way for good heart health. For more diet & lifestyle management guidelines, please consult our experts here.