A 39-year-old member asked:
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can person suffering from a heart attack have neck pain but no chest pain?

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Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Everyone feels the discomfort of a heart attack differently. It is quite possible to have no pain at all and have a severe heart attack.
Answered on Feb 11, 2016
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: One of the ways, but not the most common.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013

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