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Suggest symptoms of heart attack

What are typical heart attack symptoms? I just noticed a mild ache in my left shoulder blade, but I have been doing quite a bit of lifting and carrying the past few days, so it may be a strain. I also noticed a few hours ago a slight numbness in the skin of my arms. I m 67, in generally excellent health, fairly fit (walking, lap swimming most days half mile to a mile), but I seem to recall having heard something about these symptoms in the past. I have no chest pain, no arm pain, no shortness of breath, no sweats. Not sure what else to say.
Wed, 4 Mar 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi,
it seems you dont have any problem with your heart..
the most important symptoms are
1.PAIN,generally starts in left chest or epigastric region,radiates to left hand
neck or even upper back.it can present as mild discomfort or tightness to excruciating pain.ALL AREAS MAY BE INVOLVED OR ONLY ONE OF THE AREAS from the above mentioned can be seen.
2.DIZZINESS SYNCOPE, SHORTNESS OF BREATH
3.PROFUSE SWEATING
4.PALPITATIONS
5.VOMITINGS
if you are suspicious get ekg done..if that turns out to be normal use aceclofenac twice daily after food for two three days for the muscular pain.
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