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Warm sensation in left arm, numbness. Heart cath done, bi-cuspid valve implanted. Causes?

Hi, I am a 50 yr old male and have been experiencing a warm/flushing sensation in my left arm. I almost feels numb, but not really. I have a bi-cuspid valve and am under a dr supervision for semi anual echos and had a heart cath done less than a year ago and they determined no issues. What could cause this? This has been going on for about 4-5 days now.
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Dear patient,

Thanks for your concerns, if the heart cath showed no obstructive disease, and this issue has been going on for more than 4 years, then it is very likely not related to blocked arteries; one may contemplate other causes, particularly damage to the nerves that supply the arm (compression either at the level of the neck or the arm itself). A neurologist would be able to conduct a neurologic examination and determine if further testing indicated

Truly yours,

Dr-Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Tue, 18 Jun 2013
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