Could Symptoms Of Heart Attack Be Pain On Left Arm Around Elbow And Left Shoulder Blade

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Could Symptoms Of Heart Attack Be Pain On Left Arm Around Elbow And Left Shoulder Blade

Could symptoms of heart attack be pain in my left arm around my elbow and left shoulder blade, pain on the back of my left arm, and pain in left armpit and in left oblique but not by the sternum? Could this be heart related

Answer

Hi chris,

Heart attack symptoms take on many forms. It is better to be safe than sorry, so I would encourage you to get your pains evaluated by a physician. Here are 2 links to Heart Attack Symptoms & Heart Attack Warning Signs to review. We see many heart attacks on television that are the "classic" chest-clutching and collapse, but heart attacks can often be much more subtle than this and cause just as much damage. It's best to be safe.

Here are some other links that might be useful:

5 Things to Know About Your Heart Rate

Heart Palpitations and Anxiety Attacks: Should You Be Worried?

Stress Quiz Best Regards,

Karen McPartland, RD