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Chest Wall Pain Vs Heart Attack
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
This morning had really bad chest wall pain. Only when i breathe in normally. Went away. Felt like a heart attack. Pain was 10/10 . What could it be?
Uninsured w/varied chest wall pain. Doc says its muscles/tension, that I have a "1 in a million chance" of heart attack, but im still terrified- help!?
Chest wall: Pain is common. Being terrified doesn't help. Try swimming or cardio exercise to reduce chest wall pain and stretches on a pull up bar. Statistically chest pain related to the heart is low in your age group but does happen. Look it at your family. If someone died before 50 from a heart attack you should be concerned, if not - don't be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to hospital for chest pains xray was fine and EKG was fine said it was chest wall pain and i've had an eco so i guess my heart is ok ?
Chest wall pain: Hi kylem, chest wall pain usually refers to the muscles, bones (ribs and sternum), and other soft tissue that makes up the chest wall. In an emergency room, they will always venture to rule out heart things first. It sounds like they did, very thoroughly. In a young person (like you) chest wall pain is usually from pulling a muscle or trauma. Anti- inflammatory medications can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chest wall pain refer to the jaw? I often get jaw/chin pain when my chest hurts due (presumably) to overbreathing. Docs have said my heart is okay but all i find for jaw pain is heart stuff.
I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) , chest wall pain and heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, bendin...
I've had chest X-ray, a whole heart work, heart doc says heart is ok. Why does my back hurt so bad?
You would: probably benefit from a neurological or orthopedic evaluation. Ask your primary health care provider for a referral. ...Read more
I had a pain in the center of my chest for like 5mins then it went away. Could I have had a heart attack? It isn't there anymore.
Nope: Even under the best (worst) of circumstances, 5 minutes is an inadequate time for irreversible damage to the heart to have set in. I would say that it's remotely possible that you had a transient event called unstable angina, but at 18yrs old, that's absurdly unlikely. It's very likely not your heart, but if it is, it's more likely related to something called vasospasm than coronary issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Chest pain is a classic symptom of a heart attack, particularly mid-sternal, crushing or pressure-type pain radiating to the neck, jaw or arm. But other symptoms are common, including: nausea, diaphoresis (heavy, cold sweats), shortness of breath, dizziness, even abdominal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: You can't be sure. If you are someone who is unhealthy, overweight and smokes. You have a good chance. In general the pain comes on exertion and goes away after rest. It can radiate in any direction in upper part of the body. It can associated with profuse sweating due to sympathetic hyperactivity. If you are healthy and have no family history you don't have to worry about all aches and pains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get EKG...: The only way to know for sure if your chest discomfort is a heart attack is to get an ekg when you are having the chest discomfort. Typically, the pain is located in the chest and can radiate into the jaw or left arm. Sometimes, the chest discomfort is defined as pressure, like something sitting on your chest. So, get an ekg to know for sure! ...Read more
See your doctor: Chest pains can be caused by a large variety of things, including blocked arteries to the heart. When you see a health care provider he or she will listen to your symptoms, listen to your heart and lungs and decide which tests need to be done next. Chest x-ray and ekg are typical starting points. If there is concern of a blocked artery, sometimes a treadmill test will be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pain from a heart attack lasts a while, right, not just like 5-10 minutes then gets better?
Perhaps: Heart block is an electrical term with brady cardia. Heart blockage is atherosclerosis with coronary artery obstruction which leads to possibility of heart attacks. Chest pain is a symptom from several things, but angina and heart attack are in that list. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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