Search our website Find job opportunies at THI and St. Luke's Find a doctor location and contact information
Heart Information Center
 
Ask a Heart Doctor
  Back to previous page

 

Help us improve this service.

Your feedback will help guide us in developing this site.

Ask a Texas Heart Institute Doctor 
Informed patients make better patients.

Question:

Could symptoms of a burning feeling in the chest be due to blockage?

I HAVE NOTICED A SLIGHT BURNING ABOVE MY HEART BUT MORE CENTERED. IT ONLY LASTS SEVERAL SECONDS. IT FEELS LIKE THE AREA IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF A 3 INCH PENCIL. I WAS TOLD 2 YEARS AGO MY STRESS TEST WAS BORDERLINE DUE TO A SHADOW. COULD THE BURNING BE DUE TO BLOCKAGE? IT JUST HAPPENS WITH OR WITHOUT EXERCISE, BUT SOMETIMES STRESS.

submitted by Mcginnis from Ohio on 11/10/2013

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Maher M. Nasser, MD    

Maher M. Nasser, MD Chest burning may be related to your heart, however, it is usually associated with other symptoms. If your first stress test was borderline before, your MD may choose to repeat it, particularly if you have risk factors for blockage of the arteries.   

See also on this site:  

Has your question or a similar one already been answered?

Search all the Heart Doctor questions and answers.

To search for a doctor or access St. Luke's physician referral service, use the "Find a Doctor" link at the top of this page.


Updated November 2013
Top  
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to us on YouTube Find Us on Flicikr Follow Us on Pinterest Add us on Google+ Find us on LinkedIn

Please contact our Webmaster with questions or comments.
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
© Copyright 1996-2014 Texas Heart Institute.
All rights reserved.
This website is accredited by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. U.S. NEWS America's Best Hospitals 2013-14