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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
SCARY?: Depends on how scare you get when you may die of either. ...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?
Pleurisy: Sounds like pleurisy. Typically transient but very painful with taking deep breaths. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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.
Jaw pain can: Result from many factors. Best to be evaluated by a dentist to check TMJ / malocclusion / clenching / grinding / ... Given that your physician has cleared you from anything cardiac. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Chest pain from a heart attack lasts a while, right, not just like 5-10 minutes then gets better?
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Back pain: Unlikely a 26y/o female is going to have a heart attack ...Read more
Atypical MI: Yes. Of course. It is not normal; common, or often seen in one as young as you. But, yes, myocardial infarctions can be a big surprise. ...Read more
Whats the cause of chest pains in teens ? Is this a sign your going to get a heart attack as a teen or not?
Could be normal: Chest pains in teens can be normal due to physical activity, a heart problem, a GI problem etc. There are so many variables it's important to see you family physician to receive a physical exam. Don't delay. ...Read more
If i'm having random chest pains that radiate mid chest through to my back, could i be having a heart attack?
Most likely not: But if you start having other symptoms (shortness of breath, pressure, etc) then see a doc. It is more likely that it is something like gerd, pancreas issues, things of that nature. I would recommend making an appointment with your primary doc to do a thorough history and physical to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
A 52 year old man went to the emergency department with severe chest pain; they always think he has heart attack?
Yes: They should as it is the most important etiology that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
I have almost all symptoms of a heart attack except pressure on chest. I am only 20 years old. Should i be worried?
What happens if I get a little pain in my chest I will started to it may happns heart attack so to overcome this what I hav?
Translation?: Is this a Google translation? Is English not your first language? ...Read more
I am a21 y/o male and 180 lbs. my left center area of my chest has some tightness every now and then. Is it a heart attack?
Your age and your symptoms do not suggest this is a heart attack.
If your symptoms worsen, or change, then suggest DR visit ...Read more