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Can A Heart Attack Cause Tingling In Fingers
Referred pain: Occurs when the nerve roots that form a nerve or the nerve that goes to the internal body part also has branches to another area in the skin. The heart has a nerve supply like any other muscle and some of those nerves share a common nerve root with the shoulder and the inside of the arm and forearm. The picture sums it up. If you are worried about this see a medical provider right away. ...Read more
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
What would cause tingling in left thumb and index finger while on a brisk walk? Constant fear of heart attack. Could this signal heart problems?
Highly unlikely: Your symptoms are atypical for coronary artery spasm or other forms of heart disease &i suspect the reason you are concerned is because it is on your left side which is where everyone focuses attention when it involves the heart. However, if you are worried or if there is a family history of heart disease then, your best bet is to ask your doctor for an opinion and an examination. ...Read more
I have heard that tingling in the fingers can be a symptom of a heart attack in women. Is this true?
I am having discomfort in my left forearm as well as tingling in my ring and pinky fingers. Should I be worrying about a heart attack?
For a week I have had occasional left shoulder pain, left upper arm pain, and tingling fingers at night. Could these signal a heart attack coming?
Nerve: It is more likely that you have nerve entrapment referrable to a neck disk bulging. A neurologist could evaluate you for this. To look for coronary artery blockage, a maximal treadmill stress test is the best test for you. I think your symptoms are more likely from the neck rather than the heart. ...Read more
What causes burning pain in left shoulderblade, around to front under breast? Tingling in fingers and ache in arm. Comes and goes. Doc says heart ok
Angina is the symptom you experience when your heart is not getting enough blood because of blockages in the coronary arteries. Prolonged untreated can lead to heart failure, heart attack, and death.
Usually described as crushing pressure in middle of chest occasionally radiating to jaw or left arm. ...Read more
Needle: Needle like symptoms are not usually related to the heart. ...Read more
Hi I had bit off a heart attack yesterday and straight away after I noticed green /blue finger tips and spots and vain like marks on my parmigiana and?
Go to ER: You are saying that you had a bit off a heart attack yesterday and you did not go to the Emergency Department and you see tip of your fingers blue like marks on your pyjama. We can not make any sence from your question. A heart attack is a very serious coindition and needs to be treated in the hospital. I suggest you go to ER and get checked and treated ...Read more
Tingling in left arm for 2 days. No pain, just odd. Worried about my heart. Lost dad @ 54 to heart attack.
I have shooting pains through my arm and leg and some tingling. They don't last long. Could this be a sign of heart attack?
Doubtful: Those are not classic symptoms at 20yo for a heart attack, but get checked out by a dr. To get a full clinical evaluation to diagnose what is the problem, so you can get the proper treatment, best wishes. ...Read more
I have a chest pain in my left side but tingling in right arm and pain in right arm down my back is that a sign of a heart attack?
Maybe: U should have it checked out. If you are in pain now, head to the er now. ...Read more
Chest pain, burning sensations, tingling, hot flashes lobsessive thoughts that im gonnadie or will have heart attack. Please help normal 2decho jan 2013, ?
Hyperventilation: Unless you have predisposing diseases such as familial hypercholesterolemia, dm, rheumatologic disease such as sle, your chances of heart attack at your age and sex is low. You could have gerd, and can be from your anxiety level and those other symptoms arise from breathing fast from anxiety. Relax, occupy yourself with other healthy activities, and lol, sometimes a paper bag method. ...Read more
It varies: Symptoms of heart attack are classically crushing chest pain that radiates into the jaw and left arm. Not everyone has these symptoms and people can have other symptoms as well including heavy legs and tingling in either arm. If you have any risk factors for heart disease and any question if you are having a heart attack, you should immediately go to your nearest emergency department. ...Read more
Not usually: If it doesn't get better go have it checked out. ...Read more
Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?
Probably not: Arm pain that radiates (travels to) the hand and particularly the fingers is usually not heart related, but more likely to be a pinched nerve in the neck. The is referred to as as cervical neuropahy, if it comes from the spine, or brachial neuropathy, if it comes from lower down. I've seem this happen if someone leans heavily on crutches they have been using for a sprained knee. ...Read more
Is tingling pain in left shoulders, arm, left side of rib and tingling left foot, sign of heart attack even it normalizes after 15-20mins.
Statistically, no: The character of the pain and its distribution would make this a very improbable answer. However, answers regarding symptoms are statistical replies (and "one out of a thousand" means "out of a thousand, one"). If you have reason to worry about this then see someone and have an evaluation. ...Read more
I have tingling in my left arm and im in veey pooe shape, is this an early sign of heart attack? I have trouble walking up stairs.
It could be.: It's possible, so please seek medical care now. Minutes can make the difference! ...Read more
Awful heartburn. Left arm pain with whole arm tingling. Arm prob lasted about 5 minutes. Was 3 days ago. Could this have been a heart attack?
L arm pain: Given the background, history, age/gender likely the isolated event was GI etiology though I'd suggest an ECG and cardiovascular risk assessment driven further evaluation ...Read more
I have been getting tingling in my foot for about 2 days now and now really bad pains in my right arm and neck. Am I having a mild heart attack?
Help pls. Last night I thought I ws having heart attack. My body was numb with tingling. Hands were closing due to numbness (i have hist of anxiety)?
Can it be a heart attack if I have symptoms of cheat pain back pain arm tingling etc. Enzymes and EKG were normal 2 days ago?
Not likely: Myocardial infarction from blockage of a coronary artery is very rare in 27 yr old women. Other heart conditions or other medical causes are possible, but a detailed evaluation is needed to identify if any might be present. Though rare, one serious and sometimes overlooked cause of chest pain/arm tingling is pulmonary embolism - blood clot in the lung. See your doctor if symptoms recur. ...Read more
I have sharp shooting pain in my left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.
No: The typical pain from a heart attack is shoulder to arm. The pain you describe is more neurological. Still be safe and check it out. Rare things always happen. ...Read more
Woke up with back pain left side. Hurts to breathe. Neck jaw tingling. 26 yo. Been 10 hours. How to tell its my heart?? Heart attack?
Refers to altered sensation not quite numb (while numb means no sensation It is the same type of feeling one feels when the finger first starts to falll asleep Tingling generally means the sensory nerves are working but to a lesser degree than normal whereas numbness implies a more severe. Problem. People often use the words numbness and tingling together ...Read more