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What are the symptoms of heart attack?

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Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016
Question: I would like to know the symptoms for female heart attack. I have pain that intensifies in my left chest area. Left arm from shoulder to elbow, burning. Now in left side of back area. Heartburn for a while. I have done some strenuous yard work with heavy brush removal.



My bp is 128/72 hr 85. Pain started inside my left breast
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (1 hour later)
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description of the pain, its unlikely to be MI or related to a cardiac cause. The pain is most probably musculoskeletal or due to costochondritis.

NSAIDs like ibuprofen can be advised as part of treatment and relieving the inflammation and pain associated with costochondritis.

An EKG should be done primarily to be sure that it is not an atypical presentation of MI. If the EKG is normal then the clinically evident cause should be addressed. GERD can also present as chest pain and if symptoms are present then PPI cover with NSAIDs should also be provided.


Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

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Dr. M.S. Khalil
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What are the symptoms of heart attack?

Brief Answer: Explained Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Based on your description of the pain, its unlikely to be MI or related to a cardiac cause. The pain is most probably musculoskeletal or due to costochondritis. NSAIDs like ibuprofen can be advised as part of treatment and relieving the inflammation and pain associated with costochondritis. An EKG should be done primarily to be sure that it is not an atypical presentation of MI. If the EKG is normal then the clinically evident cause should be addressed. GERD can also present as chest pain and if symptoms are present then PPI cover with NSAIDs should also be provided. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil