Beware of Uncommon Signs of Heart Attacks

[Fox 9 News, June 03, 2010] For the past 10 years, John Riebel suffered from a burning sensation in his throat. He even went to a doctor about it. Recently, he attended an educational conference on heart attacks. That very same night he woke up at 3 a.m.

Remembering the conference, he drove to the hospital and saw a doctor. Riebel was flown to Abbott Northwestern Hospital, where he was operated on.

“It’s a common symptom for a common problem which is heart burn which is acid reflex, but it can also be the heart although much less common,” said John Lesser, MD, a cardiologist with the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern.

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