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Is upper back pain a possible symptom of a heart attack?

Is upper back pain a possible symptom of a heart attack?

Possible: It would be somewhat atypical as a symptom, but certainly possible. More concerning is the condition known as aortic dissection which commonly causes upper back pain. Of course numerous orthopedic conditions of the spine also cause this symptom. Get it checked out immediately if it is abrupt in onset and uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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


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Could jaw pain alone be a symptom of heart attack?

Could jaw pain alone be a symptom of heart attack?

Yes: Most people will still have the chest pressure but some people complain of the pain the jaw or the arm alone, still usually with other symptoms as feeling short of breath or sweating although even that is variable. ...Read more

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Is tingling in the right arm a sign of a heart attack?

Is tingling in the right arm a sign of a heart attack?

No: Heart issues usually refer to left arm with usually chest and referred left arm pain, and rarely tingling. Your right arm issues more likely due to nerve proximally or distally. See your family doctor if persists or gets worse. ...Read more

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Through what mechanism does heart disease cause a tight jaw? Are palpitations a sign that a jaw discomfort is heart related?

Through what mechanism does heart disease cause a tight jaw? Are palpitations a sign that a jaw discomfort is heart related?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. Jaw discomfort relates to interpretation of signals on a common nerve pathway and not necessarily to the heart specifically ...Read more

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Help please! is an unusual chest pain in the right side a symptom of a heart stroke?

Help please! is an unusual chest pain in the right side a symptom of a heart stroke?

See your doctor: You will need a more thorough history to be taken, an examination and some tests to figure out why you are feeling that way. It could be anything from dehydration, to heartburn to flu to something more serious... ...Read more

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Can sudden heartburn be a symptom Of a heart attack?

Can sudden heartburn be a symptom
Of a heart attack?

Heart: MI: yes, heartburn and like symptoms can be due to cardiac causes, all inexplicable instances of chest discomfort mandate investigation as to causal mechanism and appropriate intervention. Detailed history as well as examination and judicious testing are needed especially at your age demographic ...Read more

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What is the sign of a heart attack for men?

Many, or none.: Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, arm pain, neck pain, jaw pain, sweating, shortness of breath, "heartburn" or abdominal pain, dizziness, lightheadedness or no symptoms. Call 9-1-1 if you experience these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is burning in throut a syptom of a heart attack?

Is burning in throut a syptom of a heart attack?

Possible: Not the most common tender nodes, recent indigestion, or diet change? More likely upper gi. ...Read more

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If a body had a thrombosis of right coronary artery at post-mortem, is that a sign of a DEFINITE heart attack ?

If a body had a thrombosis of right coronary artery at post-mortem, is that a sign of a DEFINITE heart attack ?

See below: If the thrombus involved the right main coronary artery, that would be a sign of "heart attack". The person may have died suddenly, without usual symptoms of heart attack. ...Read more

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Is a weak/faint heart beat a possible sign of any heart problems?

Is a weak/faint heart beat a possible sign of any heart problems?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Can right sided almost midline pain (feels like a pulled muscle) be a warning sign for a heart attack in a person at high risk?

Can right sided almost midline pain (feels like a pulled muscle) be a warning sign for a heart attack in a person at high risk?

Possibly.: If one has such pain and there is a possibility it's cardiac pain...especially in a person with risk factors...the approach would be to take a full-size Aspirin (325 mg), chew and swallow it, call 911 and get to the hospital emergency dept. as quickly as possible. The aspirin, when chewed and swallowed, enters the blood stream, stopping platelets from forming a clot in coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Is heartburn a sign of heart problem?

Is heartburn a sign of heart problem?

NO: Heartburn is a burning sensation in the lower chest, often occurring after meals or lying down and is relieved by antacids. Chest pain that occurs with exercise or accompanied by nausea and weak pulse is likely a heart problem. Recurrent pain must be evaluated to determine the source, be it heart or esophagus injury from gasto reflux. ...Read more

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Is muscle ache a symptom of heart failure?

No: Heart failure usually presents as fatigue , shortness of breath upon exertion, leg swelling, fatigue upon laying down, weakness but unusual as a muscle ache. ...Read more

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Is left ring finger pain/numbness a sign of a heart attack?

Is left ring finger pain/numbness a sign of a heart attack?

Not at all: You more likely have a digital neuropathy or even early cubital tunnel. Regardless, see your doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Is armpit pain a heart attack?

Is armpit pain a heart attack?

Unlikely: Usually heart attack pain is felt in the left jaw, down the left arm, and/or across the left chest and may be accompanied by nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitations or passing out. Sometimes it can be a vague sensation in the chest or like heartburn, and sometimes there's no pain at all. Armpit pain would more likely be muscular or a swollen lymph node. If in doubt, check it out! ...Read more

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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more