Noncardiac chest pain
Heartburn, not heart attack
When the gripping chest pain came on, you thought it was the "big one" and appropriately called for emergency care. But after extensive testing in the emergency room, your doctor told you your heart is fine.
About 30 percent of people undergoing heart-artery imaging (coronary angiography) for a suspected heart attack aren't having one. In subsequent testing, many cases of noncardiac chest pain are determined to be caused by a problem of the esophagus — the tube that connects your throat and stomach.