U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Pulled chest muscle or heart attack

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine 27 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 48 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
A US doctor answeredLearn more
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 41 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
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
All true : Heart attack or angina is rare if the pain goes away after rest.
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Question unfinished: If it feels like a pulled muscle, it is most likely a pulled muscle, especially in a 26 y/o, unless you have a strong family history of early heart di... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Yes: Sometimes, especially in those who have diabetes, there can be minimal or no chest discomfort. Sometimes, it is just shortness of breath. My uncle, go... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Hard to say: Would need more description of the pain along with other information. Usually heart attack pain is described as feeling like a heavy pressure or like ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
No: There are many organs and structures that live in the heart's neighborhood! any of these can cause chest pain. These include esophageal and stomach pr... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership