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Pain in chest, numb left arm. Could I have had a heart attack?

Aged 23. Last night i got a sharp pain in my chest and my left arm went completely numb, this lasted for close to an hour before i finally fell asleep. This morning i feel fine but everyone i work with thinks i may have had a small heart attack. I m only 23 and I m not overweight, but my family does have a history of heart problems. Any thoughts? i consider myself healthy because i m physically active but yes, i eat entirely too much junkfood.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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One of the symptoms of heart attack is "Sweating, which may be extreme". If you had excessive perspiration, then heart attack is suspected. Other symptoms of a heart attack include: * Anxiety * Cough * Fainting * Light-headedness, dizziness * Nausea or vomiting * Palpitations (feeling like your heart is beating too fast) * Shortness of breath Take ECG and consult a cardiologist. Blood tests can help show if you have substances produced by heart tissue damage or a high risk for heart attack. These tests include: * Troponin I and troponin T * CPK and CPK-MB * Serum myoglobin Please also undergo cardiac stress test (Exercise stress test). If you have any heart problems, you will feel chest pain (angina) again.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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