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what does a pinch mean in the chest can it be a heart attck

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Dr. Jessica Allan
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Depends: It is unlikely if you are taking your blood thinner medication for your pe. It sounds like you are having an anxiety attack. Go see your doctor for an ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Sounds like reflux: Reflux disease, otherwise known as heartburn or GERD, could be causing these symptoms, as could anxiety with panic and air swallowing. If you're trul ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Not likely: Hi. Take a deep breath (pun intended!). Unless you have a dreadful genetic disease with a family history of profoundly premature heart attacks, this i ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Not likely to be: cardiac in etiology. Ask for a referral to a neurosurgeon or orthopedist for treatment of your neck.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
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Go to ER: Given your age, the odds of a heart attack are low, but you do have risk factors with the blood pressure and smoking, and none of us over the internet ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Loaded questions: Honestly your normal results from last year are kind of like a snapshot. We need a panoramic picture - are you a healthy weight? Do you exercise regu ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Moran
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Prinzmetal angina: Prinzmetal, variant, or vasospastic angina are all the same. The coronary arteries go into spasm and reduce blood flow, just like a migraine headache ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Yes: A nerve root compression in your neck (cervical spine) can do this - at your age, a ruptured disc would be the most likely culprit, usually trauma rel ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Unlikely: Sharp or pinching discomfort is almost always from the thoracic cage and not from cardiac issues, this is especially true in people under 30 years of ... Read More
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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Atypical chest pain: Movement dependent pain implies a musculoskeletal mechanism ,a physical exam confirmation is necessary
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