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What is heart attack arm pain like and where exactly does it hurt?

What is heart attack arm pain like and where exactly does it hurt?

Classic: Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze. Much variability! ...Read more

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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


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What does heart attack arm pain feel like?

What does heart attack arm pain feel like?

Varied: The arm symptom of heart attack could be described as heaviness, soreness or pain or even numbness. It is usually correlated with the chest symptoms and other symptoms such as sob, diaphoresis, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and has to be correlated with risk factors. If in doubt, at least an ekg can help with suspicion and for the doctor to make a decision on treatment. ...Read more

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I've been having heart attack symptoms , left arm pain and shoulder pain that alternates to the right side. What could be wrong?

I've been having heart attack symptoms , left arm pain and shoulder pain that alternates to the right side. What could be wrong?

Heart disease: Listen to your body, sound like you might ae angina for real. See your family doctor and get the proper work up and treatment before you have a massive heart attack! ...Read more

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I've been having heart attack symptoms , left arm pain and shoulder pain it alternates to the right side. What do I do?

I've been having heart attack symptoms , left arm pain and shoulder pain it alternates to the right side. What do I do?

Call 911: If you are having serious sxs call 911. Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. ...Read more

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Can arm pain alone indicate a heart attack?

Can arm pain alone indicate a heart attack?

Sure: It's not the most common, but not everyone reads the books and atypical symptoms without chest pain can possibly be a heart attack. ...Read more

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What does heart attack shoulder or arm pain feel like? I've never had it, I don't think.

What does heart attack shoulder or arm pain feel like? I've never had it, I don't think.

See below: Classically, it's pressure, numbness, or heaviness. However, people have described other feelings like sharpness, aches, or no pain at all except in the chest. Basically, if you feel anything abnormal plus suddenly weak, short of breath, headache, pain, etc., see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am 31 yrs old had EKG done it was perfect but have some left arm pain could that be a heart attack?

I am 31 yrs old had EKG done it was perfect but have some left arm pain could that be a heart attack?

Not likely.: It is my understanding that in an otherwise healthy 31-year-old, a heart attack is extremely unlikely, and left arm pain at your age is probably from some other cause. It is possible, however, for a heart attack to occur in women with a normal ekg; and sometimes it is necessary to get cardiac enzymes and an echo cardiogram with nasal leads to rule out heart difficulties. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people know if your having just a typical muscular chest and arm pain or a heart attack/heart problems ?

Can someone tell me how people know if your having just a typical muscular chest and arm pain or a heart attack/heart problems ?

See your doctor!: In some people, the symptoms are very similar. Of course, muscular pain is not dangerous, but heart symptoms can be very dangerous. The only way to tell for sure is for a qualified doctor to evaluate this with some tests. An ekg (heart tracing), and possibly some type of stress test, possibly some blood work should be able to detect a heart condition. ...Read more

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Cardiac Arrest (Definition)

Most cardiac arrest episodes are due to the heart rhythm becoming inadequate to pump blood to the body. Ventricular fibrillation is commonly the abnormal rhythm associated with cardiac arrest. If effective rhythm isn't ...Read more


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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


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