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

Anginal equivalent. Yes, it is absolutely possible for heart attack victims to have neck or jaw pain as their presenting symptoms. In fact, patients who a diabetic run a risk of having no symptoms at all. While chest pressure or pain is the most common symptom, anginal equivalent such as neck pain, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or shortness of breath may be symptoms as well.

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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

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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
Prob not. Young mensterating females with no other risk factors would be unlikely to have underlying coronary artery disease.

Aneurysm or high risk of heart attack or stroke cause taste of blood in throat? Myocardial infraction, inflamed plaque, head pain, chest pain-symptoms!?

Not signs. This would not be a sign of those conditions. You may be having some postnasal drop or sinus type problem. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen.
Never heard of that. I've never heard nor read of that symptom you describe as an aura or prelude to either heart attack or stroke. If the taste persists you may wish to have that checked since it could indicate an actual small area of bleeding somewhere in your esophagus or pharynx meaning that the taste is not just "in your head" but rather it's really blood. And that you'll need to fix or at least figure out.
Taste of blood. Taste of blood may be coming from post nasal drip that is blood tinged and not from an aneurysm.

Male, 24, personal history of seizures and big family history of heart disease. Having episodes if chest pain no neck/jaw pain. Anxiety or heart prob?

Can't say... You understand it is not possible to diagnose his chest pain as heart-related or not, online, without examination or ecg, without complete knowledge of his risks, and in 400 characters. But. With that said, I will say that the odds are, at the age of 24, it's not his heart. Nonetheless, chest pain should never be ignored. Have it checked out.
MD. Heart problem not common in your age group. However, chest pain should always be assessed ASAP if new and not previously evaluated.