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Could I be having a heart attack? This morning, out of the blue, my right arm was sore. As the day progressed the arm has gotten more and more painful - stabbing pain that radiates up towards my shoulder and neck. I have not done anything unusual in terms

Symptoms . Symptoms of a heart attack are "classically" described as a pressure, heaviness or tightness on, or in the chest, and may be accompanied by shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, arm pain (usually left), neck pressure or discomfort, or none of the above. Women may be more likely to have unusual symptoms, such as shortness of breath alone, or unusual abdominal pains or breathing difficulties. Your right arm symptoms can be from a pinched nerve in the neck or armpit, and compromised nerve in the wrist area (known as "carpal tunnel syndrome"), or compromised blood flow to the arm. It is not easy to connect your back pain with the arm pain; but occasionally neck (or "cervical spine") impingements on the spinal cord nerves can cause pains to upper back, neck area, or arms. A complete history and examination with your primary health provider is the best idea to get to the bottom of this problem. Read more...
Heart attack. Your symptoms are concerning. If you have on going symptoms please go to the nearest er. If not please call your pcp and see him/her asap. Read more...

39yo female with CAD. I suffer anxiety also. Heaviness in left shoulder/ arm. Heart attack has been ruled out, I was in observation overnight

Difficult Question. CAD is a very difficult problem and symptoms and signs can wax and wain. It depends on what the "Rule Out" Protocol is at your hospital ER. I would suggest that if any difference in symptoms that you have a recheck. Don't be afraid to go back. Sometimes it takes more than one visit to make a diagnosis. Diagnosis is a Dynamic and not just a Static process. Read more...
Next step? Well' it's surely good that a heart attack was ruled out in the hospital, but has the extent of your pre-existent CAD been evaluated recently? Stress test? Catheterization? CT angiogram? Not having had a heart attack doesn't mean you didn't have angina, or a heart-related episode of pain. Your coincidence of CAD and anxiety makes subjective diagnoses of pain challenging. Read more...