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Why does angina causes pain in the chest and arm?

Why does angina causes pain in the chest and arm?

Common nerve roots: The pain fibers in the spine innervate areas of the body (dermatomes) in relation to their proximity to the spine during development. The heart, upper chest and left arm develop with the same set of nerves. When you get angina, the heart hurts and co-stimulates the nerves of the arm and upper chest. Always keep in close contact with your cardiologist if you have this. ...Read more

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Angina (Definition)

Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more


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How many episodes of chest pain, & how frequently they happen would indicate angina. can angina be in the back & left arm? Sometimes only in left arm?

How many episodes of chest pain, & how frequently they happen would indicate angina. can angina be in the back & left arm? Sometimes only in left arm?

Chest pain a concern: Not all chest/arm pain is angina. Not How often occurs, but what brings it on. Common things that bring angina are walking 1 or 2 flights of stairs & often assoc w Sweating & Breath Shortness & lasts 5, 15 mins or longer after stoping activity. Also: eating meal, or going out on very cold day. Ang Chest pain most freq descr. as a pressure sensation w breath shortness. Need more Info. Seek MD help ...Read more

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I sometimes have cardiac pain after i masturbate a lot.That includes chest pain and pain in my left arm and back. Typical symptoms of angina. Cure?

I sometimes have cardiac pain after i masturbate a lot.That includes chest pain and pain in my left arm and back. Typical symptoms of angina. Cure?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with chest pain and/or suspected cardiac angina should be evaluated by his primary care doctor and a cardiologist. There is good treatment for angina, which can help prevent a heart attack. ...Read more

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I get classic angina symptoms. Sob, burning chest, pain in left arm, sweat. Yet heart supposedly checks out fine. What else could this be? Still heart?

I get classic angina symptoms. Sob, burning chest, pain in left arm, sweat. Yet heart supposedly checks out fine. What else could this be? Still heart?

With burning: Chest pain i will think of gerd causing heartburn and esophageal spasm causing even pressure chest pain. Another possibility is anxiety/panic attack. See your doctor for a better assessment through history and physical. ...Read more

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When stressed I get chest pain going to left arm and neck. Had echo, echo, stress test all clear. I'm 25, could this be prinzmetal angina?

When stressed I get chest pain going to left arm and neck. Had echo, echo, stress test all clear. I'm 25, could this be prinzmetal angina?

Chest pain: You had work up done for coronary artery disease, it is apparently negative. You do not seem to have any significant risk factors, at least you did not mention any. Most likely you have stress situations causing anxiety. Check with your doctor who can help you. ...Read more

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Can a 36M with clean echo stress and lipids last Jan, no risk fac get angina? Chronic Mild left arm pain with sporadic localized chest pain no SOB

Prob Not: First of all, unless you R a serious Diabetic, chest pain not chronic & mild from CorArtDis. I would think this is from cervicle nerves & arthritis. Have you had car accident? Do you smoke? Would consider Chest XRAY w additional overexposed image of LUQ of Chest to make sure nothing in that region. See your internist and have him examine you and auscultate chest and get xray. ...Read more

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6 urgent care docs based on EKG and fam phy based in fam his, echo stress and lipids think I am fine. Mild chest pain left arm pain. Angina? Reflux?

Why urgent Care ?: With your description of your symptoms and tests you have undergone , Your doctor or cardiologist is more equipped to handle & follow you on long term basis , you may need more tests , see your doctor first and follow through , not visit to urgent care centre . ...Read more