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I get classic angina symptoms. Sob, burning chest, pain in left arm, sweat. Yet heart supposedly checks out fine. What else could this be? Still heart?

I get classic angina symptoms. Sob, burning chest, pain in left arm, sweat. Yet heart supposedly checks out fine. What else could this be? Still heart?

With burning: Chest pain I will think of gerd causing heartburn and esophageal spasm causing even pressure chest pain. Another possibility is anxiety/panic attack. See your doctor for a better assessment through history and physical. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more


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How many episodes of chest pain, & how frequently they happen would indicate angina. Can angina be in the back & left arm? Sometimes only in left arm?

How many episodes of chest pain, & how frequently they happen would indicate angina. Can angina be in the back & left arm? Sometimes only in left arm?

Chest pain a concern: Not all chest/arm pain is angina. Not How often occurs, but what brings it on. Common things that bring angina are walking 1 or 2 flights of stairs & often assoc w Sweating & Breath Shortness & lasts 5, 15 mins or longer after stoping activity. Also: eating meal, or going out on very cold day. Ang Chest pain most freq descr. As a pressure sensation w breath shortness. Need more Info. Seek MD help ...Read more

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I sometimes have cardiac pain after I masturbate a lot. That includes chest pain and pain in my left arm and back. Typical symptoms of angina. Cure?

I sometimes have cardiac pain after I masturbate a lot. That includes chest pain and pain in my left arm and back. Typical symptoms of angina. Cure?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with chest pain and/or suspected cardiac angina should be evaluated by his primary care doctor and a cardiologist. There is good treatment for angina, which can help prevent a heart attack. ...Read more

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I am a 41 y.o. Female. Woke up with tightness in my chest, tingling in left arm & slight jaw pain. Could this be angina?

Call 911: Regardless, the cause, chest pain, tingling in left arm and jaw pains always a red flag and visit to the ER is warranted. Do not drive, Call 911. ...Read more

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When stressed I get chest pain going to left arm and neck. Had echo, echo, stress test all clear. I'm 25, could this be prinzmetal angina?

When stressed I get chest pain going to left arm and neck. Had echo, echo, stress test all clear. I'm 25, could this be prinzmetal angina?

Chest pain: You had work up done for coronary artery disease, it is apparently negative. You do not seem to have any significant risk factors, at least you did not mention any. Most likely you have stress situations causing anxiety. Check with your doctor who can help you. ...Read more

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Atfer 5 mins of aerobic exercise ive felt muscle pain left arm. I rest and exercise again for 10 mins. Left arm pain did not occur again. Angina?

Atfer 5 mins of aerobic exercise ive felt muscle pain left arm. I rest and exercise again for 10 mins. Left arm pain did not occur again. Angina?

Unlikely: Angina is recurrent and occurs in the setting of coronary artery disease or coronary spasm. Your age group has low risk for CAD and your history is inadequate to suggest existence. May seek evaluation ...Read more

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Could I have micro vascular angina? I'm 25 and when stressed or sometimes resting I have pain chest, left arm, jaw and neck and back. Can last all day

Could I have micro vascular angina? I'm 25 and when stressed or sometimes resting I have pain chest, left arm, jaw and neck and back. Can last all day

Not angina: Chest pain that lasts over 30 minutes and is not a heart attack: is NOT coming from the heart. The operative word is "stressed" and that is where you at age 25, should concentrate. Be sure this is not anxiety reaction or panic attack that can be as life changing and serious as a heart attack. Get help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a 36M with clean echo stress and lipids last Jan, no risk fac get angina? Chronic Mild left arm pain with sporadic localized chest pain no SOB

Prob Not: First of all, unless you R a serious Diabetic, chest pain not chronic & mild from CorArtDis. I would think this is from cervicle nerves & arthritis. Have you had car accident? Do you smoke? Would consider Chest XRAY w additional overexposed image of LUQ of Chest to make sure nothing in that region. See your internist and have him examine you and auscultate chest and get xray. ...Read more

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Sob sensation @ reset with no wheezing or coughing but left arm & left chest mild tight discomfort. Oxy98%, BP ok hr 60 is it asthma, angina, or gerd?

Sob sensation @ reset with no wheezing or coughing but left arm & left chest mild tight discomfort. Oxy98%, BP ok hr 60 is it asthma, angina, or gerd?

Too much: I saw this/next entry. Frankly there is too much going on to answer via an e-mail like this. It could be so many things that I think you would be best served by seeing an internist or cardiologist for evaluation. Maybe pulmonary function testing for the asthma, an upper G.I. X-ray for acid reflux. Your medicines imply that there are certainly some heart issues that need to be separated. Www. Thepmc. ...Read more

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Female, 60 yoa, mitral valve prolapse w/ mild regurgitation. Moderate angina with tingling & slight weakness of left arm when at rest. Suggestions?

Female, 60 yoa, mitral valve prolapse w/ mild regurgitation. Moderate angina with tingling & slight weakness of left arm when at rest. Suggestions?

Cardiac evaluation: Though patients with mvp are known to sometimes have atypical chest pains, you need to rule out a coronary cause given your age and type of symptom. You should see a cardiologist for a complete workup. ...Read more

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6 urgent care docs based on EKG and fam phy based in fam his, echo stress and lipids think I am fine. Mild chest pain left arm pain. Angina? Reflux?

Why urgent Care?: With your description of your symptoms and tests you have undergone, Your doctor or cardiologist is more equipped to handle & follow you on long term basis, you may need more tests, see your doctor first and follow through, not visit to urgent care centre. ...Read more

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When under stress, I get left collarbone and arm discomfort immediately when the stressor occurs. Is this different than angina?

When under stress, I get left collarbone and arm discomfort immediately when the stressor occurs. Is this different than angina?

Maybe not: If you are stressed, that can bring on angina, too. I would consider it angina until proven otherwise. Talk to your doctor about this. Also, work on stress reduction techniques. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Is there usually left shoulder/arm/jaw pain associated with angina pectoris?

Referred pain: The heart isn't typically an at where the body feels pain, so when pain sensations from angina occur, the brain essentially looks for a way to translate them. This typically is translated as pain in the shoulder, arm, and sometimes jaw. Since the heart is slightly offset to the left side of the body, that's where the pain radiates to. ...Read more

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Why does angina causes pain in the chest and arm?

Why does angina causes pain in the chest and arm?

Common nerve roots: The pain fibers in the spine innervate areas of the body (dermatomes) in relation to their proximity to the spine during development. The heart, upper chest and left arm develop with the same set of nerves. When you get angina, the heart hurts and co-stimulates the nerves of the arm and upper chest. Always keep in close contact with your cardiologist if you have this. ...Read more

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Which part of the arm aches in an angina attack?

Which part of the arm aches in an angina attack?

Angina: Can be any part or none, generally we speak of the inside of the left arm but that is not specific. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over neck, chest and arms angina pain from stenosis?

Chest pain: The pain you describe is far more likely to be musculoskeletal caused pain than myocardial ischemia (angina pectoris). Work with your doctor for proper diagnosis of your problem and treatment of it. ...Read more

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Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome gives me angina. Male 22. If I exercise laid down no heart and arm pain, if stood up I get it.

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome gives me angina. Male 22. If I exercise laid down no heart and arm pain, if stood up I get it.

No: Pots cannot give you angina. To get angina, you have to have narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. That's unheard of at your age unless you use Cocaine or are diabetic (and then it's very rare). If you have abnormal cas, pots can exacerbate the supply/demand balance by making your heart beat faster (which increases demand). Your exertional pain is likely muscular. ...Read more

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I'm a 37y/o female, and I 've been having this pain on my chest, jaw, both my arms and mg neck feel heavy. Am I having a heart attack or angina?

I'm a 37y/o female, and I 've been having this pain on my chest, jaw, both my arms and mg neck feel heavy. Am I having a heart attack or angina?

See physician: Symptoms could very well be related to heart. You should seek medical help without delay to rule out cardiac disease. ...Read more

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When I have angina, pain in ribs, rt arm tingling pain, and short of breath, when exercising. Should I go to the er? Hbp minimal atelectasis tachy

When I have angina, pain in ribs, rt arm tingling pain, and short of breath, when exercising. Should I go to the er? Hbp minimal atelectasis tachy

When in doubt, go to: The er. Although you're still young to have serious heart condition, still go to the er for worsening chest pain and sob. I presume u had previous ekg's, ct/mri/xrays of chest based on the history you've given. Ask the er dr and your physician for the cause of your symptoms. If heart condition is ruled out possibly you may have anxiety/panic attack, thyroid condition, white coat syndrome, arrythmia etc. ...Read more