Have used Prilosec and tums for
years. Yesterday I was told after an upper GI that I have a moderatly large "retrocardiac hiatal hernia
". The doctor said it means the hernia
is behind the heart. I had the test because I had three episodes of thinking I was having a heart attack. The heart was ruled out so the upper GI was perfor
med. The doctor wanted to schedule surgery. I am thinking I can wait. I have started eating 4 small meals a day and have had no episodes.