• Deedee Deedee
    July 11, 2011
    Symptoms of minor heart attack?
    Deedee Deedee
    July 11, 2011

    My boyfriend is 34 years old and he's been having neck pain and pain his arm, along with an upset stomach. Could this be symptoms of a heart attack? I'm very worry and would like to know what these pains could be?



  • Leslie Lafayette
    Health Guide
    July 11, 2011
    Leslie Lafayette
    Health Guide
    July 11, 2011

    Hi Deedee,

    I'm sorry for the worry you're feeling. Your boyfriend is on the young side of the heart attack average age so that's a good thing. If he has not seen his doctor, that is his first step. Neck pain can cause radiating pain into the arms and back. If he is taking meds for the pain, this can upset the stomach. So, first stop, your family physician. If you don't have one, you might try an Immediate Care office. In the meantime, may I suggest taking some deep breaths and rather than putting your body (and your own heart) through the worry, be proactive in finding out what might be wrong, and take steps to help him feel better. Good luck!

    Here are some links you might find useful:

    Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs

    Stress and Heart Disease

    7 Ways Your Body Says You’re Stressed



  • Rick2884 May 15, 2014
    May 15, 2014

    My case was specifically jaw pain, left arm pain, random pain in the lower left torso area,  nausea/upset stomach, fatigue/feeling the need to lay down and rest.  If the episode lasts for more than 3-4 hours, you should be at the ER.

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