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Is it possible for a person having a heart attack to have neck and jaw pain but no chest pain? I also have tmj

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Neck and jaw pain without chest pain would be considered an "atypical" presentation but it does happen.
Remember that a heart attack can (and does in 30-50% of cases) have no pain. Other symptoms that commonly accompany heart attacks are: breathlessness, cold-clammy sweat, nausea and sometimes vomiting. Recurring pain is not likely your heart since frequent recurrent heart attacks are unlikely.

In brief: Yes

Neck and jaw pain without chest pain would be considered an "atypical" presentation but it does happen.
Remember that a heart attack can (and does in 30-50% of cases) have no pain. Other symptoms that commonly accompany heart attacks are: breathlessness, cold-clammy sweat, nausea and sometimes vomiting. Recurring pain is not likely your heart since frequent recurrent heart attacks are unlikely.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Its possible. Must call 911 and visit chest pain unit inmediately as acute myocardial infarctions still have 50% mortality.
Inmediate rescue coronary revasculatization is essential to stop the acute coronary syndrome. Must see cardiologist. Do not try to play cardiologist. This is a true potentially lifetreathening emergency.

In brief: Yes

Its possible. Must call 911 and visit chest pain unit inmediately as acute myocardial infarctions still have 50% mortality.
Inmediate rescue coronary revasculatization is essential to stop the acute coronary syndrome. Must see cardiologist. Do not try to play cardiologist. This is a true potentially lifetreathening emergency.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes!

Yes, left sided. If concerned call your Doctor ASAP.

In brief: Yes!

Yes, left sided. If concerned call your Doctor ASAP.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: DEFINITELY

One of the classic signs to look for in CPR class is jaw pain.

In brief: DEFINITELY

One of the classic signs to look for in CPR class is jaw pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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