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Heart Attack Or Pinched Nerve
I have discomfort on left shoulder, arm, and chest. Not terrible, but burning and tingling. Is this a heart attack or pinched nerve. I have high BP and taking norvarsac. Im anxious non stop.
Go to the ER: You need to go to the er and get this evaluated. ...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
Mini heart attack or pinched nerve, im 22, 5'11, 236lbs, smoker, junkfood eater, no exercise, shooting pain radiating from my neck, worsens at shoulder and shooting down into my arm and hand?
You need to consult your Family Physician and get checked.At your age with the symptoms you described it is very unlikely to be due to heart problem
And more likely from a problem with your Cervical Spine and may be a pinched nerve causing pain radiating down the arm
Get your self checked and treated
And advice to stop smoking and lifestyle changes for your eating habits and exercise ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve cause heart attack like symptoms? Sharp pain in left sternum and down left arm. Have been to cardiologist recently. Heart is good
I was told I have a pinched nerve in my neck causing pain in my right shoulder and arm.I also get chest pains and palpitations. Heart attack symptoms?
Not likely to be: cardiac in etiology. Ask for a referral to a neurosurgeon or orthopedist for treatment of your neck. ...Read more
I've had a pain behind my shoulder blade and a tingly numb pain going down my arm.I know I have a pinched nerve, and elevated cholesterol. Heart attack?
Does heart attack pain come & go every 5-10 minutes or so? It started last night & i woke up & it's still there off and on. kind of like a pinch pain.
Review Foods/Drinks: 27 y/o female asks Does heart attack pain come and go every 5-10 minutes or so? It started last night & I woke up & it's still there off and on. kind of like a pinch pain. 1st at age 27y/o with no other major Medical problem; Heart Attack not likely. if one slept through the pain, not H/A. Sounds more like a Digestive issue. One should review the Foods/Drinks one had prior to symptoms. See PCP... ...Read more
Be Specific: There is no one list of what one means by using the words "heart-attack like symptoms". Please be more specific. ...Read more
Symptoms: Go see a doctor and be checked out. ...Read more
I had a heart attack in nov 8th. I also have pls. I woke up with both arms knumb. I have nerve issues with pls. Pls or heart related?
What is pls?
Cad? Check with your doc asap.
We do not want you to have another heart attack. ...Read more
If my left arm pain has been on and off for at least 6 months what are the odds if a heart attack? It feels more muscular or nerve related. I do have nerve problems.
28 yr thin girl. Has pots, anxiety, ehlers danlos hypermobility, gerd. Good echo, ekg. Heart attack chances? Nerve pain l arm, chest pain(maybe gerd)
Before addressing...: Risk of heart attack best discussed directly with your physician. Your physician not only has your history but can examine you carefully. Also it is important to share with your doctor any family history of similar issue including heart attack, early death. ...Read more
Risk factors...: Risk factors for heart attack include: smoking, uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle. Males and post-menopausal females are at higher risk as well as family history of a heart attack at a younger age. Diabetes was always thought of as a risk factor but new evidence suggests that well-controlled diabetes is probably not a risk factor. ...Read more
Heart Attack Pain: Pain from a heart attack can vary from severe to not really having pain, like in the case of some diabetics. Typical pain of a heart attack is pressure to the chest, aching pain to the left arm and/or the jaw. Diabetics don't always have these typical symptoms, and besides that are at increased risk of a heart attack! ...Read more
Chest Pain: Typically, patients with a heart attack have chest pain, difficulty breathing. The pain can sometimes move to the arm or the jaw. But, it greatly depends on the individual patient and the other medical conditions he or she has. For instance, paients with diabetes can sometimes get a heart attack without any chest pain at all, because the diabetes damages the nerves around the heart. ...Read more
See below: All the classical risk factors which include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history and if you have the above, a heart attack may be precipitated by stress including drugs, excessive drinking and sex, and many more. Live healthy and good luck! ...Read more
It all depends...: Depends on what conditions you suffer of( for example diabetes,uncontrolled and severe high bad cholesterol, heart conditions, hypertension, obesity),your family history( for example a parent that suffered a heart attack very young), smoking, use of cocaine. It is very rare that at your age, unless under the circumstances mentioned above, to suffer and heart attack. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Please talk to you cardiologist or primary care doctor, who will be better able to guide you in your particular case. However, a heart attack may or may not qualify you for disability. It will depend on the severity. ...Read more
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The same: Anything between the belly button-mouth, front or back, including neck, shoulders, and arms + belching, "indigestion", sweating, ache/pressure including et cetera can be heart disease in the young or older patient. In diabetics and hypertensive heart symptoms can be "the flu", unusual fatigue, or nothing! ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more