Is it possible to die from cardiac heart attack after full recovery from anorexia? I had anorexia for 6 years and now get sudden jabbing chest pains?

UNLIKELY. Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), lung diseases, and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. sounds like you should see your doctor and sort this out.

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Severe chest pain 4 days ago. Left side, nausea, tingling in my left arm. For 25 min. I've felt exhausted since. Family cardiac history. Heart attack?

Chest Pain. impossible to tell if this was a cardiac event without testing. You don't tell us what age you are, or what medical conditions you have. This is certainly something that needs to be taken seriously and evaluated with blood testing, EKG and other possible tests. You should be seen no later than in the morning. Read more...

I have been having episodes of chest pain, skipping in the night, nausea, can't sleep, very fatigue. I think I have coronary artery disease I'm terrified a heart attack is imminent. How would I know?

Heartattack unlikely. As a young nonsmoking female you shouldn't but you could have other things like mitral valve prolapse. Bring these symptoms to your doctor and his trusty stethoscope. Read more...
Anxiety/ Panic disor. Unusual for 19 yrs old unless you have 'risk factors'. Possibly you may have anxiety-depression. Do check with your doctor to further evaluate you for anxiety -depression, thyroid disease, and certainly for any heart disease. Read more...
Coronary Artery... ...Disease bad enough to produce a heart attack is not only very rare in 30 year olds, it is also highly unlikely to produce nighttime symptoms (it usually gets worse with exercise.) anxiety (panic attack) is the most likely cause of symptoms like this, although heartburn, arrhythmia, and pericarditis are also possible. Read more...
See your family doc. It sounds more gastric or. Esophageal to me. See your family doctor and have appropriate tests run . A ct scan of your coronary arteries is a non- invasive way to check your coronary arteries. Also, a GI doc can check you for gastric and esophageal causes. I would also add in sleep apnea into the differential diagnosis due to skipped beats, anxiety or depression insomnia and daytime tiredness. Good luck to you. Read more...

I have chest pain for years, but its started to get stronger by the day. Its like someone holding me downhow would I know if I'm having a heart attack?

Go to ER. If you're having chest pain of increasing severity, especially if accompanied by profuse sweating, pain radiating into left arm, difficulty breathing, go to er asap; do not drive yourself or have a friend/relative drive you. Call ambulance for transport. Read more...
See someone today. If you have suffered from chest pain for years an it is now worsening, you have unstable angina. This could be a sign of an impending myocardial infarction (heart attack), get seen today by a physician. Now. Don't keep reading, get up, get on the phone, get in to your emergency room. Really. Read more...

I'm a otherwise healthy 21 year old and I've had chest pain for 2 weeks now. I've never smoked. If this was a heart attack would I have known by now?

Rare. Heart attack pain is very rare in a young woman non-smoker. There are other conditions that can cause it however and it certainly merits evaluation soon. See your Primary Care this week if possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more...
Chest Pain. Chest pain is really an umbrella term and all of us are scarred. Chest pain can be due to many reasons. In young patients less likely heart attack. To diagnose heart attack you need at least ECG then blood work and Echo. Please talk with your dic and get base line ECG. Do you have anxiety disorder? Panic attack? Reflex disease? Muscular pain or MVP can cause chest pain too. Hope this help. Thanks. Read more...

I am a 29 year old female. I am healthy and work outregularly. I get a mild jaw pain that comes and goes. I haveno arm or chest pain. Could it be heart attack?

Unlikely. Jaw pain, especially if it occurs more in the morning can be due to biting down or grinding your teeth. It can also be produced by dental work that alters your bite, though the intermittency of your symptoms suggest things like teeth grinding or biting down from stress. Your heart does not share nerve supply for sensation of your jaw so heart attack unlikely. Also, it is very rare in a young woman. Read more...
Least likely. Although jaw pain can be a symptom of a heart attack, i think you would know by now if that was the problem. There are much more common causes of intermittent jaw pain. See a dentist for an evaluation of other common causes. Read more...
Need further testing. Jaw discomfort can be an atypical presentation of coronary heart disease, but further testing should be done before concluding that. A stress test, perhaps with echo or nuclear imaging, should be considered. Would be best to run this by your primary care physician. Read more...

I'm 25 years old, drink about a 6 pack a day, smoker, not over weight and active. I have small... Tiny chest pains, should I worry about a heart attack?

Yes. Although it would be very rare for a 25 year old to have a "heart attack, " you are sure setting yourself up with your lifestyle habits for problems later in life. Tiny small chest pains should be evaluated by your doctor. Read more...
Yes but later. Risk of heart disease goes up once one has 3 or more risk factors. You already have two: male and smoker. Later you may develop a third risk factor, liver disease from the alcohol. Other risk factors include age, cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, family history, sedentary life style, etc. Current chest pain should be evaluated by your doctor now; stopping the smoking and alcohol will save you later. Read more...
Smoking. As a smoker you are at higher risk than non smoker even in your age bracket. In a study done in patients in thir twenties who had heart attacks, the unifying risk factor was smoking. Have it checked out with your physician even discuss smoking cessation at the same time. Read more...