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Pulled Chest Muscle Or Heart Attack
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! ...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
Is chest pain from anemia, peptic ulcer, pulled muscle, impending heart attack, gerd, or angina? 17 of sept, I was out, " de-rusting " a bike, & getting any rust of the chain. Also, I did lift the bike ; a rockhopper. Btw, I am female, 5'3", 110 lbs
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Hello, sometimes I do have some sort of beating pain on my chest. Mostly on the right side. I know it's not because of heart attack. Maybe it's muscle?
Exam: Maybe...it's time to get examined: you cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more
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!?
Chest wall: 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. ...Read more
Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?
No heart attack: The pain probably is due to joint or muscle and is not heart attack, so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
The night before I noticed my arm had mild pain in it almost like I pulled a muscle it had not been hurting all that day I know that unexplained left arm pain is a sign of a heart attack knowing this information I began to monitor and worry about myself a
Very unlikely: Yes - left arm pain could happens with heart attack but is shorted in duration, is accompanied by pressure in the chest, difficulty breathing, cold sweats, in older individuals with predisposing conditions. In your situation - I agree that most likely you pulled a muscle. ...Read more
No: It can be right or left or only the neck or only the left arm or without pain, only sweating excessively. ...Read more
I'm have a pricking pain in my chest. Exactly where the heart is. Is this starting of heart attack?
Hard to say: Would need more description of the pain along with other information. Usually heart attack pain is described as feeling like a heavy pressure or like an "elephant sitting on the chest." Would be helpful to know if you had associated symptoms and what your medical history is. Best to discuss with your doctor and not ignore it. It can be due to other things too. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Don't wait too long: Time is muscle! That means the longer you wait with chest pain the more heart muscle could die. If you have typical chest pain or pressure radiating to your jaw or neck that does not go away with rest you may be having a heart attack. Nausea, sweating, and crushing chest pain are the common symptoms. 5 minutes of chest pain is plenty to start worrying about. ...Read more
Depends on cause....: Depends on what is causing your chest pain and what type of blockages if any is seen on your coronary angiogram. The best person to answer your question is your cardiologist. You should ask him/ her to explain findings of the angiogram or stress test and whether your chest pain is being potentially caused by a blockage. ...Read more
Maybe pericardial: Pain which is altered by breathing may be due to irritation in the tissue surrounding the heart- the pericardium. Other cause could be the lung tissue itself. ...Read more
Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more
SCARY?: Depends on how scare you get when you may die of either. ...Read more
Possibly: Seek medical attention immediately! Do not stop, it is not something to be casual about. ...Read more
Yes, it can be.: Need to see her doctor and get tested. ...Read more
Crushing chest pain 24 female ect normal bloods normal tested for heart attack and clotting possible cause?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more