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Describe how finger tingling and shoulder pain acts due to a impending heart attack.

Describe how finger tingling and shoulder pain acts due to a impending heart attack.

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

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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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?

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

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I have heard that tingling in the fingers can be a symptom of a heart attack in women.Is this true?

I have heard that tingling in the fingers can be a symptom of a heart attack in women.Is this true?

Not true: Even if some one with tingling in fingers have heart attack, it has no co relation with mi. These are 2 different ailments ...Read more

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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?

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

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My symptoms are chest pain, rapid heart and finger tingling, what could it be?

My symptoms are chest pain, rapid heart and finger tingling, what could it be?

Emergency room: Get to an emergency room as soon as possible. Though anxiety reaction may be a cause of these symptoms, you cannot take a chance. It is important to rule out a serious heart problem... ...Read more

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Is intermittent tingling on two fingers and a pressure feeling on the tip of thumb on my left hand a sign of impending stroke or heart attack?

Is intermittent tingling on two fingers and a pressure feeling on the tip of thumb on my left hand a sign of impending stroke or heart attack?

Tingling: This is more than likely due to something in your neck irritating a sensory part of the nerve usually c6 or c7. If you are concerned about it you should see your family doctor. Signs of a stroke are usually more pronounced ie, facial weakness, arm weakness, speech disturbance, visual changes.. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction is also known as Heart attack. Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more