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whats the chance of a 14 year old getting a heart attack

whats the chance of a 14 year old getting a heart attack? for most of today, my left arm has been hurting me. it s kinda numb, but it kinda hurts. is this a symptom of a heart attack? i dont have any chest pains though. i m 14, and im not really that much over weight. does it take a certain amount of time before i WILL get chest pain?
Thu, 4 Aug 2011
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Unless you have a heart condition, high blood pressure or have ingested or inhaled something you shouldn't have, the chances of you having a heart attack are too tiny to even consider. You could have pulled a muscle, have something pressing on a nerve or just slept funny on your left side. No, you shouldn't sit and wait for the chest pain (you could be waiting 80 years!). Try taking a shower (it could loosen up those muscles), take a few deep breaths (relax) and ask your parents for some Motrin or Advil. You should be fine in no time!
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hello
there is nothing serious in complain.but apart from this if you have any other complain like sweating, BP, numbness in extremies then you have to visit your nearest cardiologist I advice you to visit regularly once in week for your routine check up.
there is much less chance of getting heart attack for a 14 year child.
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