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Saturday, July 12, 2008 Roseatta, Community Member, asks

Q: pain in left shoulder and chest

I have been having pain in my left shoulder blade area that goes to my chest.  It has been going on for over a week now.  Could this be my heart?  My father had heart disease and had to have triple bi-pass surgery.  He is no longer with us due to his heart giving out.  I really want to know what I should do about this pain.  My boyfriend says it is my back hurting cause I have problems with it sometimes too.  I just don't want to over look this and then have a heart attack. So any information would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Roseatta

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Shelby, Community Member
8/27/08 8:56am

Please go immediately and get this checked out.  Let the doctors know about your history of heart disease in the family.  My nieghbor died yesterday at age 63 of a massive heart attack.  He had been complaining of left shoulder pain for the past few weeks.  I am positive this was a sign of heart disease.  I am no doctor but, I am almost certain it was a sign of Angina.  Please go get this checked out.  I had been asking him to go to the doctor for a few weeks and he didn't go and now he is gone.  It sucks so bad to loose someone you are close to and to know it probably could have been prevented.

concerned, Community Member
7/ 7/12 11:12am

My mother recently was hospitalized for congestive heart failure. Her symptoms shortness of breath, heaviness in her chest and left shoulder pain.  Are you more confortable sleeping propped up on pillows?  Do you have swelling in your feet, ankles or legs?  Get checked out.  They have many medications today that can help you live a normal life.  But don't wait too long you may do damage to your heart by waiting.


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By Roseatta, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/07/12, First Published: 07/12/08