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

Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably not.
Musculoskeletal chest pain and coronary artery disease are very different diseases.
Both are associated with chest discomfort, but of different quality.

In brief: Probably not.
Musculoskeletal chest pain and coronary artery disease are very different diseases.
Both are associated with chest discomfort, but of different quality.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chong Kim
Dr. Chong Kim
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Not likely
Musculoskeletal pain may mimic ischemic chest pain.
Thus history and exam can usually provide an answer and thereby avoid costly testing.

In brief: Not likely
Musculoskeletal pain may mimic ischemic chest pain.
Thus history and exam can usually provide an answer and thereby avoid costly testing.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Dr. Frank Mayo
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