The Difference Between Severe Heart Burn and a Heart Attack

One victim remembered something from ABC's "Save My Life", which may have saved their life.
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archaeologist that tried to stand his ground. And back home, and the difference between heartburn and a heart attack. Ron Claiborne with the answers. Reporter: The latest episode of ABC's medical reality show, "Save my life" told the story of Manny Couto, who was visiting his stepdaughter at a Boston hospital when he suddenly felt he thought was severe heartburn. It wasn't. Your ekg tells us you're having a heart attack. Oh, am I? Yes. I'm Dr. Crose, the cardiologist who's going to take care of you. Reporter: Couto was rushed into surgery where Dr. Kevin Crose and his team inserted a catheter to clear a blocked artery that could have triggered a heart attack at any moment. It looks great. Reporter: Watching at home was 71-year-old Dana mower. Just like Couto, he had indigestion. That was it, no question in my mind. Especially after watching that show. Reporter: The next morning, he went to Brigham and women's hospital. Diagnosis? He was having a heart attack. His doctor? Dr. Crose. I joked that I was glad that he saw the TV show because it got him to us, so hopefully we could minimize the damage to his heart and make him feel better. Reporter: Tonight, mower is feeling better. Just maybe, his life saved by "Save my life." Ron Claiborne, ABC news, new York.

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