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why does pain from a myocardial infarction radiate to the neck and sometimes down the arm

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
It can: It can do either or both or neither.
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Several reasons: The sensory nerves that innervate the heart are not like the nerves in finger tips-the pain is "visceral" and cannot be localized like a pin prick. It ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Sensory: The sensory fibers from the neck and arm go through the same nerve connections as the sensory fibers from the heart/lungs and the brain may have diff ... Read More
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Dr. Linda Tao
Dr. Linda Tao answered
34 years experience Cardiology
The way nerves trave: its related to the way the sensory nerves travel from the heart
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See MD: An internal medicine specialist and cardiologist is your best bet for diagnostic studies unless the chest/arm pain is immediate, then go to the emerge ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
MI: It is possible for a 23 year old woman to have an mi, it is not probable but could happen.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: The most common early complication of myocardial infarction is arrhythmia typically ventricular fibrillation. If this occurs in the hospital, it resp ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: When some heart muscle is deprived of oxygen it dies. Usually an artery has clotted off. A heart attack or myocardial infarction happens next.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation. Angina= neck pain or "feeling" impending doom! anxiety shortness of breath diaphoresis ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: I am assuming this is a finding on ECG that you are describing. It means that there is findings compatible with a prior heart attack in the front part ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
????: I've never heard of es debility. Could you possibly be misspelling it? Please recheck and post again.

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