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A 28-year-old male asked:

i'm scared i might be having a heart attack my left arm went numb heart palpitations troubled breathing what to do? i am known to have panic attacks

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Go to the ER now: Anyone with symptoms of a heart attack should go directly to the Emergency Room as early intervention is critical!
Dr. Margaret Gourlay
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Palpitations: Although these can be signs, it is very rare for someone your age to have a heart attack. The same signs occur with panic attacks. Based on your history, you have had similar episodes before, so you probably had a cardiac work-up in the past. Were previous tests normal when you felt like this? Call a doctor who knows you well for a safe and accurate assessment and a plan for recurrences.

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Last updated May 16, 2016

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