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where is the chest pain located in a heart attack

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
31 years experience Cardiology
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
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
No: Although angina pectoris gets the most attention, the list also includes esophageal reflux, pericarditis, pinched nerve in the thoracic spine, pleurit ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim McDonough
48 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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Dr. John Washburn
20 years experience Family Medicine
Not always: Chest pain is a classic symptom of a heart attack, particularly mid-sternal, crushing or pressure-type pain radiating to the neck, jaw or arm. But ot ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Can be: Any chest pain in people with significant risk factors should not be ignored.
Dr. Eric Toloza
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Should consult with your md.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
The chances that you: Are having a heart attack at age 17 years old are low. Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Chest pain : What tests have you had to make sure the chest pain is not a heart attack? You could have angina or you could have Costochondritis, which is inflam ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Quality, risk: Look at the risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol, male sex, diabetes, +family history of heart attack, smoking, previous event, known a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
CP: CP at random times- does not sound too ominous. It has to be evaluated keeping in view of cardiac risk factors. Get checked atleast once.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Testing: Ekg troponin, echo cath some times the history and one's diaphoresis, cold clammy appearance and the severe crushing sternal pain are obvious ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Several causes: Gerd can cause cardiac like symptoms. Muscle strain in the chest cavity can cause similar pain. Sometimes, weightlifters when they bench press and o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Chest pain : Pneumothorax, pulmonary embolism , pericarditis, chest wall tumor, neuralgia, esophageal problems. Etc.

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