Is Tingling In The Left Arm And Jaw Be A Sign Of A Heart Attack?

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Asked by Jaye

Is Tingling In The Left Arm And Jaw Be A Sign Of A Heart Attack?

My husband is concerned about the tingling in his left arm and jaw that has lasted for several days. He's particularly concerned because his father died at age 43 of a heart attack 37 years ago, and his older brother had a quadruple bypass a few years ago at age 44. Is tingling in the left arm and jaw a sign of a heart attack?

Answer

Hi Jaye,

I would definitely ask him to see his physician right away to determine the cause of the pain. Heart attacks and strokes are associated with these symptoms. The family history is a little troubling, so it would be good for him to have his physician keep tabs on his heart health regardless.

Here are some links that might be helpful: Symptoms of a Heart Attack or Stroke

7 Strange Heart Attack Symptoms

Testing for Heart Disease

Best of luck,

Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN