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Chest muscle pain vs heart attack

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Not usually....: A heart attack occurs when there is a decrease in the blood flow to the heart itself. Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain or pressure that c... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Cp: You are already under care of a doctor, and if he has said that if it is muscle tension, you probably need not be terrified. However, keep in touch wi... Read More
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
Chest wall: Pain is common. Being terrified doesn't help. Try swimming or cardio exercise to reduce chest wall pain and stretches on a pull up bar. Statistically ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: A pulled muscle or perhaps costochondritis can not cause you to have a heart attack. But if you have underlying heart disease, i suggest you have an e... Read More
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Not likely: Musculoskeletal pain may mimic ischemic chest pain. Thus history and exam can usually provide an answer and thereby avoid costly testing.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
Probably not.: Musculoskeletal chest pain and coronary artery disease are very different diseases. Both are associated with chest discomfort, but of different qualit... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
You : You can refuse the treatment that the er doctor recommended to you and make an appointment with your primary care physician. When a patient presents t... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
Probably not: You may have simply slept on your arm wrong or hit it sometime throughout the night or earlier. I would recommend seeing a doctor if you truly feel li... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Or pinched nerve : Sholde pain with neck motion can be a pinched c5nerve root pain shoulder pain with neck extension is called spurlings maneuver usually a bone spur or... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Mishra
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Distinguishing Pain: Muscle related chest pain is sharp reproducible either by pressure or by arm movements or applying load to concerned muscle ( tightening or contracti... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
I expect so: I'm glad your heart work-up was normal and that you'll be treated for whatever the sleep study finds. It's a prime suspect for the soreness and you'll... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Chest pain: indicates a need for you to see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Yes, anxiety can cause such symptoms but first see doc then see a mental hea... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Neither: AED and chest compressions are performed in the setting of cardiac arrest- i.e. When the heart is not beating well enough to provide blood to the rest... Read More