Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

164 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Link between heart disease right hand arm pain?

link between heart disease right hand arm pain?
Fri, 18 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  User's Response
's  Response
It is not an uncommon presentation. A heart attack pain has been known to start in the right wrist and gradually climb up to the shoulder and finally settles in the chest and the classical left arm and/or back. This is because of the doubled sided autonomic innervation of the heart developing as a midline structure originally and radiading to the corresponding somatic nerves Hope this answers your question.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Is the left arm or right arm pain that is a worry for heart disease? Obviously the heart is on the left, but i seem to remember the pain is on the right. Is that right?

doctor1 MD

My mean red blood cel distrib.width is flagged above normal range 14.2% this is constantly the case along with ESR. reading of 32mm/h above normal range. I am getting gripping pain in my chest and top of right arm. BP slightly raised and breathlessness on climbing stairs. My Father died aged 59 with heart disease/angina his Mother at 62 yrs.old and his Brother at 57 yrs. old n ot heavy smokers or greatly overweight and all virtually non drinkers. I am concerned my symptoms are being passed of as polymyalgia rheumatica and was given steroids on and off for past 4 yrs. they do stop the painful joints but on stopping them after 2-3 wks and in pain in every joint. I am 58 yrs. old probably a stone and half over weight but still try and keep active..walking lots and light exercise and good diet.Should I insist on further tests for heart disease? many thanks Patricia

doctor1 MD

Hello, Over the past day and half my left upper arm hurts. Like having a blood pressure cup on it but not as strong. Aches all the time and at night hard to get comfortable. Also over the past 3-4 months seems I am having hot flashes again but I know this can not be so as I cleared menopause back when I was 50 and now I am 57. Could this be heart related? No I have not ever had any heart issues before thank you

Recent questions on  Cardiovascular disease

doctor1 MD

For the past 4 days, my blood pressure has been running anywhere from 130/95 to 120/102. My blood pressure is usually normal (typically 120/78 or so). I have high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease & am 51. What I don t understand is the numbers being close together. My last reading was 119/102.

doctor1 MD

I am a 44 year old male with a family history of hyperlipidemia and heart disease. My father had a AMI at age 50 and expired. His father expired at age 51 with an AMi. Both were sudden death. I had a Cardiac CTA yesterday which revealed a calcium score of 252. The report revealed a 70-80% blockage to the middle of the LAD with about 50% occlusion on both of the ends. Seeing a cardiologist tomorrow. What do you think the treatment will be for this?

doctor1 MD

I recently had an ECG after an abnormal EKG. The ECG showed vent. rate 108bpm Sinus tachycardia, PR interval 158 ms, possible left atrial enlargement, QRS duration 88 ms , nonspecific ST abnormality, QT/QTc 368/493 ms, abnormal ECG, P-R-T axes 70 48 58 and prolonged QT. The cardiologist didn t seem very concerned and felt the abnormality was because of the medication I was taking - remeron for sleeping; I suffer from chronic insomnia. I have been on this medication for over two years and have never had any side effects or problems with it. In the past three-four months, however, I have been experiencing chest pains, some severe which is why I went to my physician to get the first EKG which showed a fast heart beat and was referred to the cardiologist for an ECG, EKG and a stress test. I was only on the treadmill for maybe 4 1/3 minutes before I experienced SOB and chest pains. They repeated the ECG and I was told it was abnormal and to discuss my medications with my psychiatrist and that I had nothing to worry about. When I see abnormal ECG, EKG and am taking nitro tablets with a family history of heart disease (father COPD, CHF and angioplasty; grandfather died of a heart attack), I have a tendency not to believe the doctor. I have not even been contacted by my physician for a follow-up visit. Should I be concerned. Cancer also runs in my family; my father died of colon, liver CA and I am breast cancer survivor. I d appreciate your comments. Should I seek another opinion? Thanks, Mary Kopco YYYY@YYYY I am a 61 y.o. white female, 137 lbs w/ hx of cancer (bilateral mastectomy and hysterectomy for CA of uterus), osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, high cholesterol (328), allergic to any statin drugs, being treated with Zetia 10 mg 1 x/day. Presently taking nitro tabs for chest pain, oxybutityn for overactive bladder, clonazepam 1mg 3x/day for anxiety and depression. I look forward to your response. Thank you.

doctor1 MD

hi my father was 76 and died of ischaemic heart disease and severe coronary atherosclerosis: heart hypertrophy and chronic congestive heart failure he was waiting for tests to be done with waiting lists 14 weeks i need to know if he could of been cured if he was seen sooner rather than later

doctor1 MD

How do I help my wife of 40 + years who has developed dementia in the last two, getting worse all the time: memory, mood etc. I try to do everything I can for her but she does not cooperate a good share of the time. She sits in a recliner all day...

doctor1 MD

i lack vitamin D & Vitamin B12 .how manage this two naturally ?

doctor1 MD

I had completed my routine blood check up 5 days back, I have attached my report. Please review my report & let me know on the actions that need to be taken, am currently consuming 125 mg of thyroxine