A 55-year-old female asked:
i shoveled the snow at 3am about 15-20 minutes. after that, felt tired&chest discomfort/pain&many flutters esp. when i lay down.woke up this morning after 3 hrs of sleeping feeling tired & pain in the middle of chest all day.what heart problem is it?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
Must check the heart: Any adult 40 years or older, shoveling snow and getting chest pain with or without left arm symptoms, has to go to her doctor or the E.R. to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry." Winter snow is a pretty sight, but can be frightfully unkind to those with a heart condition.
Answered on Jan 8, 2018
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