• Hope Hope
    January 18, 2009
    Is left arm pain a sign of a heart attack?
    Hope Hope
    January 18, 2009

    Hello, I have a question. In a heart attack, is pain on left side of the chest, and in the left arm or the right?

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  • Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 03, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 03, 2014

    Hi Hope,

     

    I just want to echo everything M.N. said above and urge you to have any chest pain evaluated by a doctor. Heart attack symptoms can vary, and they can also vary between men and women, with women's heart attack symptoms often being very different than the "classic" chest pain attacks people often associate with these events. Here are some links you might find helpful for learning more about this condition:

     

    Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs

    What is a Heart Attack?

    Chest Pain

     

    Good luck!

     

    Amy


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  • M.N.Soesman January 18, 2009
    M.N.Soesman
    January 18, 2009

    Heart attacks are not just nicely coming in one arm or the other. As a female

    I thought I had maybe pneumonia because it hurt, to breatch and the cough.

    It did not come from one arm to the other

    When I had the attack, I felt it was a panicattack (that I have never had)

    and the need to breath was the one thing I kept myself calm.

    It does not do to panic, you need that strength to stay here.

    (in my mind I kept repeating breathe, calm yourself, breath)

     

    You can feel like weight is sitting on your chest and you need to egt it

    off. You can have pain that feels like your backbone in braarea is hurting.

     

    If you have high bloodpressure that does make a difference

    MOST OF ALL YOU NEED TO SEE A CARDIOLOGIST - A.S.A.P.

     

    If for some reason you can not see one then, go straight to ER

    and tell the person there checking you in, that you think you are having a

    heartattack and they will take it from there.

     

    DO NOT SIT AROUND THE HOUSE, talking yourself out of going.

    Trust me, the best way to make sure is get diagnosed and stabilized

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