Could you have a heart attack if there is only mild chest dicomfort?

Variable but YES. Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic or have minimal pain! signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, .
Yes. Sometimes, especially in those who have diabetes, there can be minimal or no chest discomfort. Sometimes, it is just shortness of breath. My uncle, god rest his soul, had heartburn symptoms that was actually a heart attack. If you don't feel right, get checked out: 911 or er.

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After a short jog I had mild discomfort/pain specifically on the left side of my chest. I know it wasn't a heart attack, but is that normal?

How does one know? Some people have those exact symptoms are are having angina, which can be chest pain due to not enough blood flow to the heart. It could be one's guardian angel telling him to get checked out (meaning calling one's primary care doctor now to see how urgent the problem is). It might not be the heart, or it could be fatal next time one goes jogging. Better safe than sorry. Read more...

What's causing me to feel constant sharp pain in the center of my chest but mostly to the left side? (Could it be mild heart attack) I hope not.

Not likely. It is impossible to rule out as heart being involved in your symptoms, but the character of the pain is not suggestive of cardiac origin. A simple test to determine the origin would be to gently push over the involved area. If your pain is worsened, it is chest wall related, specifically sternocostal joints or chest muscles. If that is not the case you may need a follow up with your doc. Read more...

What is angina, chest wall pain and a mild heart attack?

Angina. Angina is chest pain that occurs when there is a partial blockage of one of the coronary arteries. This is as opposed to heart attack when there is a near total occlusion. Read more...
Differences. Angina-chest pain from heart issue with ischemia low coronary flow and no permanent damage. Mild heart attack includes some damage to the heart in a localized area with ekg or cardiac cell death and enzyme release. Massive heart attack is more cells damaged- killed. Chest pain many causes from heart to lung to esophagus or the chest wall( ribs muscle, pleura etc)and more. Read more...

Out of angina, chest wall pain, and a mild heart attack, which one is the scariest to have?

SCARY? Depends on how scare you get when you may die of either. Read more...
Chest wall pain... Is usually benign and thus least dangerous. Angina is manifestation of heart disease, but occure before any damage or heart attack, therefore, the worst is mild heart attack which means mild damage has been done to the heart. Read more...

Is there a way to distinguish between a heartburn or chest pain from a mild heart attack?

Difficult sometimes. I presume hiatal hernia. The symptoms can be very similar that is why we have testing. Discuss with your doctor. Keep, track of time, place, severity, stimulating events for your discomfort. Usually a heart attack will really get your attention. 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...