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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
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

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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Unusual location: The lower left back is an unusual location to have pain from a myocardial infarction (heart attack). However, that doesn't mean that something is not ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
39 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
The muscle dies: Scar tissue replaces the area where the infarction occurs.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Possibly.: If one has such pain and there is a possibility it's cardiac pain...especially in a person with risk factors...the approach would be to take a fu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Good question! the presenting symptoms are similar but with careful history and lab tests, it can be well differentiated.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Yes: muscle spasm cause pain,palpitations only cause skip beats
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Yep it can: 100% Yes. I can tell you from my experience in the hospital, Anxiety attacks can look and be as painful as a true heart attack. Proper management is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Stroke: No. Spasm and nerve problems involves the peripheral nervous system and musculoskeletal system. A stroke or a heart attack occurs when blood flow to b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Significant stress, from any cause, whether it be extreme physical exertion, emotional distress or extreme anxiety can precipitate a myocardial infarc ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, lots: They are so similar there is an old fashioned diagnosis called "cardiospasm" for this, and also the stomach has a "cardia" so there has been confusion ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
BY RULING OUT HEART: Since symptoms of both conditions can be chest pain and coronary spasm is more serious condition, it is first step to rule out coronary spasm first by ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Some folks have coronary arteries that are particularly spasmotic which can lead to poor blood flow to the heart (a heart attack) - also known as prin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It could be any/all of those. Also, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, non-ulcer dyspepsia, esophageal spasm, fibromyalgia, pleuri ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: While it can cause very mild paresthesias, muscle twitching is not a common side effect. That being said, it is not well studied for specific side ef ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: Dead heart tissue heals by forming scar tissue. Heart tissue, which is ischemic, does have the ability to heal, but dead tissue is dead, period.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher John
44 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not normally associa: Heart block is generally not related to chest pain unless there is associated coronary artery disease.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hypotension: If the blood pressure drops low in a coronary artery disease patient or cerebral vascular disease patient it could cause a heart attack or stroke.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Yes!: Often, men who suffer heart attacks or strokes have ed years prior to their stroke or heart attack. All 3 disorders are blood vessel disorders. Stroke ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Heart attack : Blockage of coronary artery causes heart attack, and blockage of carotid artery causes stroke. There are many other possible causes.
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
Stones: Severe muscle spasm in the area of the gallbladder (right upper side), may indicate gallbladder disease or gall stones or a blocked tube in the liver ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Yes it's possible
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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 member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
what's the question?: Apologies, but what exactly are you asking? If you are concerned about either and feel that you have symptoms, you need to go to the emergency room o ... Read More

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