pulled chest muscle or heart attack

Can terrible pain from a pulled muscle in the chest lead to a heart attack?

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Dr. Chong M. Kim
Internal Medicine
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No


A pulled muscle or perhaps costochondritis can not cause you to have a heart attack. But if you have underlying heart disease, I suggest you have an evaluation from a cardiologist and perhaps have a stress test
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Are chest muscle spasms a sign of heart attack?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Pulmonary Critical Care
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Not usually....


A heart attack occurs when there is a decrease in the blood flow to the heart itself. Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain or pressure that can radiate to the jaw, shortness of breath, sweating, etc. Spasms of the chest wall muscles can happen for many reasons, including after a lot of coughing, and is not usually a sign of a heart attack. If you have chest pain, see your doctor or ER!
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Heart attack

Do's And Don'ts

A combination of significant chest pain & shortness of breath may be a heart attack - call 911.

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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!?

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Dr. Gutti J. Rao
Hospital-based practice
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You are already under care of a doctor, and if he has said that if it is muscle tension, you probably need not be terrified. However, keep in touch with your doctor if it continues.
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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management
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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.
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Are all types of chest pain a heart attack?

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No


There are many organs and structures that live in the heart's neighborhood! Any of these can cause chest pain. These include esophageal and stomach problems (like reflux) and lung problems. Any problems of the chest wall muscles or nerves (like a case of shingles) can cause chest pain. Even the joints along the sternum can become inflamed and cause chest pain, a problem known as costrochondritis.
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Dr. Francis J. Uricchio
Internal Medicine
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No


although angina pectoris gets the most attention, the list also includes esophageal reflux, pericarditis, pinched nerve in the thoracic spine, pleuritis, costochondritis, and a number of other things. Your doctor should be able to sort this out with a thorough history, physical exam, and simple testing.
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Heart attack

Do's And Don'ts

Most heart attack patients take aspirin, a beta blocker and Lipitor or equivalent

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Is chest pain alone symptom of heart attack?

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Dr. John A. Washburn
Family Medicine
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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.
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Can chest pain for 5 days be a heart attack?

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Dr. Gutti J. Rao
Hospital-based practice
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Can be


Any chest pain in people with significant risk factors should not be ignored.
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Dr. Eric M. Toloza
Thoracic Surgery
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Yes


should consult with your MD.
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If I have chest pain could it be a heart attack?

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The chances that you


are having a heart attack at age 17 years old are low. 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. Med eval will help to delineate cause of your pain
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How do I know when chest pain not a heart attack?

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Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care
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after a cardiology evaluation including ekg, blood work , stress test includind nuclear or echo. if no dx made, you may need a angiogram of the heart arteries. all these tests will be considered on the basis of your history and family history
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How does one stop chest pain during a heart attack?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care
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Most importantly, call 911 to make sure that you will be treated properly in a hospital setting. While you are waiting, two things may help - a sublingual nitroglycerin, or taking a deep breath and holding it, that redistributes blood flow to the coronaries.
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