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My dad has sharp pain in his arm spreading to his neck

my dad was telling me that whilst he was working he got a really sharp pain in his arm spreading to his neck and it was so bad he broke into a cold sweat!!!!!!!!!!! could this have been a minor heart attack?? what happens if this was a day ago??
Asked On : Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
hi umed

In yours dad case it seems to be anginal pain if it is involving specifically left arm. get an ECG done. if suggestive your doctor may advise for cardiac enzyme testing. he may also advise you for stress ecg testing.

its better to meet a good cardiologist....don't delay

best wishes
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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There is no such thing as a minor heart attack. Either you do or you don't have one. The doctor can take a blood sample and see by the enzymes if he had one or not. The pain could have been anything from a tendinitis in the arm, shoulder, neck to a bursitis in the shoulder. It's becoming quite apparent that everyone now days that has a sore arm is having a heart attack, it can be easily proven with an enzyme check. He should see a doctor to clear this up just in case he has heart problems and they're stating to raise their heads. Then he can be treated.
Answered: Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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