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Is chest pain alone symptom of heart attack?

Is chest pain alone symptom of heart attack?

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

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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To have a heart attack you do not have to have chest pain. can you have a heart attack while just feeling skipped beats as the only symptom?

Unlikely: Hi MoeA645, Yes, many people who have heart attacks do not suffer the typical symptoms of chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea & sweating. Still, it's very unlikely feeling just a few skipped beats means you are having a heart attack. You may have something called palpitations, which are often nothing to worry about. If the skipped beats occur often or with other symptoms, I'd see a doctor. ...Read more

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Would a chest pain that lasts for a few minutes without recurring be a sign of a heart attack or something else?

Chest pain transient: A pain such as you describe in a 16 y/o is likely to be intestinal gas or musculoskeletal in origin. In a much older patient a cardiac related cause might come into consideration. ...Read more

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I am 21 non smoker, and I've had chest pain for 2 weeks now. History of anxiety..If this was heart attack symptoms would I have known by now ?

Probably not cardiac: That said any pain in the chest or abdomin lasting greater than one hr. and recurring needs medical workup. Write it off to psychological only after the physiologic is excluded ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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