Variable. The classic chest pain going to the left arm does occur, but significant numbers of patients (25-40%) may have no warning at all. Pain in the abdomen, jaw, shoulders, neck, teeth, or just nausea may be presenting symptoms. Effort related symptoms as described may be harbingers of a heart attack. Compounding the problem is that women may present differently, with breathlessness common.
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...