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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can you have symptoms of a potential heart attack ( chest, jaw and arm pain) for 2 months? i went to the er and all was ok but i am still having symptoms! could it be anxiety?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 19 years experience
Other possibilities: Given your age and gender, a heart attack is unlikely. Generalized anxiety can cause similar symptoms, but there are a long list of other problems that can lead to those symptoms. You should be evaluated in a noner setting, preferably by someone that will follow you.
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Dr. Zakare Salifu
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: Depends on what type of work up was done in er to rule out mi, anxiety can cause similar symptoms but you might need stress test.
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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Need further workup: The er can only tell if you are having a heart attack or severe ischemia at the moment. You can be having prinzmetal angina which is when the coronary arteries constrict for short periods of time. Please see a cardiologist to rule out heart disease.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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