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Monday, October 29, 2012 ruth, Community Member, asks

Q: CAN I GET A HEAART ATTACK IF MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS OK?

I am on blood pressure meds, and my bp is now controlled, when I get upset then I get a pain in my chet which goes down my left arm all the way into my wrist, my heart also feels as if its puming harder. when I lay still and relax and put pressure on my chest where the discomfort is the pain subsides and the heart seems to beat less hard. should I be concerned by thee symptoms?

 

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11/ 1/12 4:55pm

Hi Ruth,

 

Yes, you can still have a heart attack even if your blood pressure is now within normal.

 

Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs

 

I recommend you discuss the chest pain and additional symptoms with your doctor.

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By ruth, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/01/12, First Published: 10/29/12