A 32-year-old female asked:
Hello. i'm a 32 year old female. i have copd so i usually have some chest pain at times and difficulty breathing... currently i'm have a continuous ache in my arm and i've been extremely tired. should i be concerned about a heart attack?
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
Must call the doctor: A person with left shoulder or left arm pain without a good reason or explanation should go to her doctor or the E.R. to be checked for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it becomes a bad heart attack. It could turn out to be a lung problem, a bone or muscle problem, or an acid reflux problem, but the heart attack can kill people. As the saying goes, 'better safe than sorry.'
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Last updated Jan 25, 2016
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