A 40-year-old member asked:
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is it possible for a person having a heart attack to have neck and jaw pain but no chest pain?

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Dr. Allan Stewart
25 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Anginal equivalent: Yes, it is absolutely possible for heart attack victims to have neck or jaw pain as their presenting symptoms. In fact, patients who a diabetic run a risk of having no symptoms at all. While chest pressure or pain is the most common symptom, anginal equivalent such as neck pain, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or shortness of breath may be symptoms as well.
Answered on Nov 29, 2014
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Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: Yes.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes. See MD or ER ASAP if you have symptoms.
Answered on Apr 4, 2015

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Get evaluated: As your symptoms are concerning despite your young age...Don't delay.
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