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Chest wall pain vs heart attack

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
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
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Differences: Angina-chest pain from heart issue with ischemia low coronary flow and no permanent damage. Mild heart attack includes some damage to the heart in a ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
SCARY?: Depends on how scare you get when you may die of either.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Chest wall pain...: Is usually benign and thus least dangerous. Angina is manifestation of heart disease, but occure before any damage or heart attack, therefore, the wo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Summers
Sleep Medicine 23 years experience
Pleurisy: Sounds like pleurisy. Typically transient but very painful with taking deep breaths.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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 26-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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
You would: probably benefit from a neurological or orthopedic evaluation. Ask your primary health care provider for a referral.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim McDonough
Cardiology 48 years experience
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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