Tests and Diagnosis


9 Serious Conditions That Mimic Heartburn

Heartburn-like pain is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). But several other conditions can cause a burning feeling in your chest.   View slideshow

Could You Have GERD? Take Our Test

GERD can be tricky—not all people with chronic heartburn have GERD, and you can have GERD but not necessarily have chronic heartburn as your main symptom. What’s more, stomach or chest pain can be caused by other conditions, such as an ulcer. To find out if your symptoms might be due to GERD, take this test.  Read More

Heartburn or Heart Attack? How to Tell the Difference

Three years ago, Lee Ann Williamson began feeling uncomfortable as she was playing the piano for the Sunday services at a church in a Kansas City suburb. She wasn't sure what it was—a heart problem, heartburn, or something else. All she knew was that it felt a bit like someone was sitting on her chest. She tried to ignore the chest pain and kept on playing.  Read More