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Chest tightness and numbness on hands. Could it be due to stroke? History of non-working heart valve

my husband is complaining of both arms going numb and his chest tightens and then stops then tightens again? two weeks ago he went numb from his face to his waist on his left side and had chest pain that didn t go away? could he be having mini strokes or mini heart attacks? He has a valve in his heart that don t work right.He was born with it.
Asked On : Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome.

Thank you for the query.

Your husbands presentation is in fact a serious one. Without further ado (delay), I request you take him to the doctor, for an ECG and measuring cardiac enzymes, to detect any underlying condition.

You should not ignore such a condition, even more as he has a congenital valve condition.

Please do not take lightly.

Wishing you and your husband the best of health.
Answered: Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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