is this a sign of heart attack? chest pain,more like pressure kind of pain then,?

like a more severe feeling of when you get a dead arm thats deep and spreads all across my chest too. i have to keep very still in order for this pain to ease. i suffer with heart burn alot so i know it isn't that. any ideas?

Update:

well isn't that what yahoo answes are for to get the opinion of others first rather than be dramatic about something that turns out ok but thank you all so much for your answers anyway.

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    I suffer from Gastric reflux and have had the same pains spreading up my arm (left) to my neck. I have been admitted to hospital twice and they finally found it was spasm of the coronary arteries caused by inflammation of the area around the oesophagus caused by heartburn. To be on the safe side you should go to A&E for an ECG to be absolutely sure. I will say if it is a heart attack it will not just ease and then come back again, the pain stays there and you will get sweating and dizziness.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It could be heart burn or Oesophageal spasm which can cause crushing central retrosternal pain. Oesophageal pain can be felt in the chest, throat or epigastrium and can radiate to the neck, back or upper arms- just like cardiac pain. Best thing to do is see your GP. I don't know enough about you to say it's not cardiac related.

    Severe central crushing chest pain is usually the main symptom of an MI. But silent MIs may no cause no symptoms at all. The pain may also be felt up and down both arms and jaw. You might also feel sick and often people report a feeling of impending gloom. Basically, any chest pain that persists for longer than 15-30 minutes should be evaluated.

    Source(s): Cardiac Nurse
  • 1 decade ago

    Are you getting any other pains, in the upper arms , are your fingers numb or tingling ?

    If so its ambulance time and take some aspirin , if not dont worry but see your doctor for a check up when its convenient

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not that I know of, because heart attacks occur very quickly.

    That being said, you should go to the doctor, if not straight to the ER.

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    So instead of calling your physician or reporting to the nearest emergency room, you decided to post on Y!Answers. Real bright of you.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, you are having a heart attack. Dial 911. You could die.

  • 1 decade ago

    some times you feel sick to the stomach and your shoulder hurts there is a product out there in the health food stores called hawthorn berry and it helps

    Source(s): herb quaterterly
  • Aziz
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    i need data's like age, bp, occupation and med reports, but still i dnt think u are at risk.

    Source(s): doc
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    perhaps you are in love

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