A few years ago, my sister woke up one night and thought she was having a heart attack, so she immediately rushed herself to the hospital.
After having numerous tests done, she was told it wasn’t a heart attack; it was acid reflux. She felt foolish for going to the hospital, but I convinced her that something like this can’t be taken lightly. She agreed that it’s better to be safe than sorry.
The following article really lays out the key differences, but if you are ever unsure, get to the hospital immediately just to be safe and to obtain a firm diagnosis. It’s not foolish to take your health, and your life, seriously.