I read somewhere that the pain is similar but is there actually difference in the pain perceived? 
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Heart attack pain happens when one of the arteries supplying the heart becomes blocked. GERD is heartburn is burning pain often in the upper belly or lower chest. Heart attack You may feel like you have food struck in your throat, or like you are choking or your throat is tight. It is caused by stomach acid going back up the food pipe.
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I read in an article that the quality of pain is similar so one can mistakenly disregard pain in the chest as a GERD while in fact he/she is already having a heart attack.
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The main difference between symptoms is that: Heartburn tends to be worse after eating and when lying down, but a heart attack can happen after a meal, too. Heartburn can be relieved by drugs that reduce acid levels in the stomach. Heartburn does not cause more general symptoms, such as breathlessness.
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If you are having a heart attack, you can not feel the other symptoms aside from chest pain anymore. It can lead to death if not treated.
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