Heart attack symptoms pain in left arm

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Avatar_n_tn Hi, I'm just wondering would anyone be able to advise me... I have a pain in my left arm, its not the first time ive had it but this time its lasting a couple of weeks.. Its like as people would say years ago, a growing pain..It starts up in my shoulder and down my whole arm,Its more of an ache then a pain. Sometimes it goes into the top of my chest and around into the top of my back, near the shoulder blade... I'm worried about my heart as heart disease runs in my family.
Avatar_n_tn It only lasts for a short time but it is starting to worry me. I also have occasional left upper arm pain. Does this sound like heart attack symptoms? I have been put on a prescription for beta blocker and given nitro spray, had an ecg, chest xray and blood tests but still waiting for results.
Avatar_n_tn My neck is sore if I try to bend it.. I also occasionally feel some pain in my chest on the left side..it's very minor also.. Also, I sit at a computer all day for work..so I sometimes get a stiff neck fromt hat...Am I paranoid or is this signs of a heart attack?? It does not run in my my family..
Avatar_n_tn My mother died at age 66 of a massive heart attack. Is it possible that this episode is a symptom of heart disease or a pre curser to a heart attack? I should also mention that during rest I felt fine. When I was up moving around or moving my left arm is when I felt the pain. Also during the beginning of the attack it was very hard to take a deep breath. This would make the pain worse. If this was a heart attack or a symptom of one what steps should I take now that I am feeling ok?
Avatar_n_tn For last two weeks I've beeb getting very frequent aching pain in left arm, left hand,left shoulder and under left armpit. Sometimes pain is sharp but most often dull. When I took 4mg of valium, all anxiety vanished except the pain Ive described. On different occasions I also have burning and squeezing sensation in centre of chest and on another occasion burning andsqueezing down middle of back (with accompanying arm pain).
Avatar_m_tn I have the usual severe chest pains in the center and on my left side, but the symptoms that scare me are the pain/numbness down my left arm and numbness in my arm and both ankles. This is starting to scare me! My left arm and both ankles feel like they're falling asleep, even when I'm just sitting down. If the ER ruled out the possibility of a heart attack, what could be causing my heart/chest pain with the numbness? Could it be heart failure? I'm really confused and I'm really scared!
Avatar_n_tn We think my 4 year old just had a small heart attack this past wednessday. he had been grey for a couple of hours(Chris can turn grey without any symptoms this is due to the shunting going on) plus he was sweaty, however it was very warm out so I wasn't really sure if something was going on. I tried to take his pulse but there is a pause in his Heart beat.. (oh he was slleping in the car with the windows down.
4927707_tn?1361148482 Ok, first off hello as am new to the site. Second...i'm a wreck. 32, just started Zoloft 2 days ago for anxiety, on 10mg lisinopril, have acid reflux/gerd am on prilosec for. Just had my blood work done, LDL 131 HDL 42 TRI 328. everything else normal. had a ekg done at docs on Tuesday and was normal and have a appointment with a cardio tmrw morning. My concern is this: lately around 3am i wake up with a racing heart rate 120+ and feel like i'm having a heart attack....
Avatar_f_tn i have pain under my left breast and arm pusait,,also have a feeling of heaviness between my breasts,nausa,vomiting,dizzy and lightheaded,pain in my lower and upper back..i have low blood pressure blood because of my anti-depressants..i know i have high cholestrol,and low good cholestrol...also there is a family history of heart disease...went to the er with these symptoms was told because of good blood work and good ekg and a low blood pressure that it wasn't my heart but a ulcer...
Avatar_n_tn The night before last my husband had chest pain that went into his left arm and then his left leg and arm went numb to the point he had trouble moving them. He WOULD NOT go to the hospital. He's very bull-headed!!! The next day his chest and arm was very sore and he was very tired. Is this symptoms of a heart attack? I made him a Doctors appointment but he cancelled it. He doesn't believe it was anything to really worry about. He said..... it's just stress. I'm worried!!!!!!
Avatar_f_tn I understand your concern regarding your symptoms. Do you have history of increased blood pressure? While your symptoms are similar to heart attack, it seems unlikely especially if it has been there for 4 days. However, it is recommended that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. Diagnostic tests such as electrocardiogram may be done. Acid peptic disease and musculoskeletal issues may need to be ruled out. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar_m_tn Heart attacks in women don't always include the same/typical symptoms as they do in men. Also, it's fairly common in women that symptoms of a heart attack come and go--so just because the clear up doesn't mean you're not having a heart attack. Better safe than sorry, right? I would seek medical attention immediately. First, take a 325 mg.
Avatar_f_tn sister has high blood pressure, other than that no family heart issues/attacks. For the past 4 days my left arm (upper) and my left coller bone has been aching, I wouldn't say pain.. its more like pulling a muscle feeling and also my left side of my neck, it can really feel it if I lean forward. And also ive been burping alot, and really bad indegestion last night that made me feel sick, but I always have indegestion, it runs in the family. Normal pulse in the 70s.
Avatar_f_tn sister has high blood pressure, other than that no family heart issues/attacks. For the past 4 days my left arm (upper) and my left coller bone has been aching, I wouldn't say pain.. its more like pulling a muscle feeling and also my left side of my neck, it can really feel it if I lean forward. And also ive been burping alot, and really bad indegestion last night that made me feel sick, but I always have indegestion, it runs in the family. Normal pulse in the 70s.
1814992_tn?1316894451 Doctor checked only my blood pressure which was normal and refused to do further checking of heart , telling that I might be very young to have heart attack. Please , help me to understand this symthoms... Thank You in advance!
Avatar_f_tn Can left arm pain be a predisposition to a heart attack and what part of the arm do you get heart pain in? I have had about three ecgs done this year and all are normal.
994817_tn?1249741878 Ken- that's what I was told by a cardiac nurse, that a heart attack results in heart damage. Plain symptoms on their own do not constitute a full blown heart attack, more like angina. Of course that's nothing to ignore either.
Avatar_f_tn Lets just say for the sake of thought that you were having a heart attack and it was caused by a clot issue..when you take the nitro basically everything in the heart area opens up extremely quickly to rid the heart of angina or pains in the chest area....if there were a clot in the region you could theoretically send it shooting thru your body and could cause devastating effects to you. There is a reason why we are never to take anyone elses meds and this is one of the points.
Avatar_m_tn A dull pain in the front of my left shoulder and dull squeezing pain in my left bicep (happens separately most of the time). I also have a lighter dull pain on the left side of my neck. I have some chest pain a little to the left of the center, more caused by squeezing my arms together and flexing my pecs. The left side of my body (including face and ear muscles) have a "weak" sensation.
Avatar_n_tn I am 27 years old and at times I am afraid that I have symptoms of a heart attack. I am 5'3 at 127 lbs hispanic, I am relatively in good shape with no other siginificant problems. However, there are times that I have a sharp pain in my chest every time I breath, after 6 to 7 breaths it does slowly go away but its a sharp pain during those breaths in between. my upper left breast would feel radiating pain to my shoulder and to my neck.
Avatar_f_tn Well if it was chest pain with left arm pain then first thing to be ruled out is heart attack, which you rightly did by calling the ambulance. The other possibility is severe acidity with GERD or gastric reflux. It could also be hiatal hernia. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes.
Avatar_m_tn Recently, I have been having chest, neck, and left arm pain resembling a heart attack. Along with the pain, I have also been having difficulty breathing and swallowing and severe headaches. I actually thought I was having a heart attack and went to the ER, where they did a complete cardiac workup. I am happy to say that my heart is very healthy, but I am still in pain.
Avatar_f_tn For the past almost 2 weeks I have been having random pain in my left arm and shoulder. It's not severe at all, but comes and goes and is different places sometimes. There are times when i can push on it and the pain slightly intensifies. I saw my cardiologist on Monday, he doesnt believe it to be cardiac related, I've had quite a few ekgs,and also have had a treadmill stress test and echo about 3 years ago.
Avatar_m_tn My symptoms include constant pain in left shoulder blade like there is something stuck under the shoulderblade, numbness in left arm, cramping in left chest sometimes, pain in left armpit. it's scary It has caused me to get several tests ran including many EKGS, BP checks, stress tests, etc. All of these tests indicate that I have a healthy heart. I have had doctor after doctor after doctor tell me that it's not my heart causing this problem. What else can it be?
Avatar_f_tn They just saw that my heart was racing but my heart beat was regular which was good.. they came to the conclussion that I had a "cold" of some sort in one of my arteries that was causing my heart to race.. I didn't have the arm pain but when my heart would race I would have these episodes.. my chest would hurt with Sharpe pains, blurry vission, nausea, head ache, dizzy, trouble breathing..
Avatar_n_tn Hi, How are you? There are a number of causes for chest pain and pain in the left arm like myocardial infarction, myocarditis, hypertension, esophagitis, pneumonia, pneumothorax, herpes zoster, thoracic outlet syndrome etc. Have you got work up done for all the conditions mentioned? Also, if you are having medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia then you have risk of developing TIA’s and stroke. The symptoms that you mentioned could be a manifestation of TIA.
987762_tn?1331031553 I agree with everyone too, you can't play around with it and I know MS presents a lot of symptoms but when they are symptoms that resemble a heart attack it is better to be safe than sorry. Don't take chances, go to the er and get the EKG and blood work if not for yourself then for your loved ones who are concerned.
Avatar_f_tn I know, all classic symptoms of heart attack. I was seen in the ER 2 weeks ago today and had the normal cardiac work-up (EKG, chest x-ray, cardiac enzymes) all negative and they did a CT scan of my head to rule out a stroke. Sent home told to follow up with my PCP. Since then I have seen my PCP twice, cardiologist and rheumatologist. They all seem to think that it is not cardiac related and possibly neck/back problems.
Avatar_n_tn However, when I was getting the ECG done, I was not experiencing any of the symptoms that I was beforehand and now. Today I had intense pain in the left arm and a bit in the left shoulder. The pain was mainly focused in the triceps and a bit in the forearm/wrist. I also got some tightness in the chest. I seriously felt like I was having symptoms of a heart attack and was freaking out a bit. Maybe some of the freaking out amplified the symptoms. My parents seem to think this is all in my head.