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chest wall pain vs heart attack

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Angina: Angina is chest pain that occurs when there is a partial blockage of one of the coronary arteries. This is as opposed to heart attack when there is a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
SCARY?: Depends on how scare you get when you may die of either.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: Lots of causes of chest wall pain, at 21 you are highly unlikely to be having a heart attack. It could be costochondritis, intercostal spasm, chest wa ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
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
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
If cont M.D. visit: These are good screening tests to start with to rule out major causes of chest pain related to the cardio-pulmonary system. If you do experience conti ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: True heart(cardiac) pain radiates to the jaw but not pain from the chest wal. That pain is usually from inflammation and unless you hit both your jaw ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Heart ?: What other cardiac test have you had.EKG.s can rule things in but do little to rule things out so I still conce4ned about heart.However the same thing ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
You would: probably benefit from a neurological or orthopedic evaluation. Ask your primary health care provider for a referral.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Nope: Even under the best (worst) of circumstances, 5 minutes is an inadequate time for irreversible damage to the heart to have set in. I would say that i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim McDonough
47 years experience Cardiology
Could be.: Heart attacks can have many symptoms, or only one or a few of chest pain/pressure/difficulty breathing/arm or jaw discomfort/perspiration/gi upset.
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