hi, chest pain and shortness of breath is to be taken seriously everytime, first go to your gp and have them run a couple of tests on you ;ie EKG stess test, once cardiovascular disease is ruled out then and only then will you determine whats what, gerd and heart disease do have similar symptoms and many people rush to the e.r. thinking that they are have heart troubles, when in fact it turns out to be gerd. but its always better to be safe then sorry, so go get tested a.s.a.p. cheers.
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