What are the differences between heartburn and heart-block?

by on February 26, 2010

Q: What are the differences between heartburn and heart-block?


2 Responses to “What are the differences between heartburn and heart-block?”
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    I am by no means a medical geek but… From what I have been told, Heartburn is caused from the acid in your stomach going into your esaphagus and heart block is a form of blockage in your arteries and it involves blood.

    Josh

     
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    heartburn is stomach acid escaping from the stomach into the esophagus. the esophagus lacks the mucus covering to protect it from the acid. hence the burn. heart block is an electrical problem where the electrical signal that originates in the sa node in the atrium and which spreads throughout the heart causing contraction in the cardiac muscles is delayed as it passes through the av node between the atrium and ventrical. there are many degrees of heart block from 1st deree which is a simple delay to 3rd degree which is a complete block at the av node so that the atria and ventricals contract completely indrpendant of one another