A 30-year-old member asked:
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is it possible for a person having a heart attack to have neck and jaw pain but no chest pain? i also have tmj

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Neck and jaw pain without chest pain would be considered an "atypical" presentation but it does happen. Remember that a heart attack can (and does in 30-50% of cases) have no pain. Other symptoms that commonly accompany heart attacks are: breathlessness, cold-clammy sweat, nausea and sometimes vomiting. Recurring pain is not likely your heart since frequent recurrent heart attacks are unlikely.
Answered on Dec 13, 2014
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Its possible. Must call 911 and visit chest pain unit inmediately as acute myocardial infarctions still have 50% mortality. Inmediate rescue coronary revasculatization is essential to stop the acute coronary syndrome. Must see cardiologist. Do not try to play cardiologist. This is a true potentially lifetreathening emergency.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
DEFINITELY: One of the classic signs to look for in CPR class is jaw pain.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes!: Yes, left sided. If concerned call your Doctor ASAP.
Answered on Mar 23, 2015

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