Arm pain is not usually a "predisoposition" to having a heart attack. Rather, arm pain may be an accompanying symptom of someone who is having coronary ischemia (which may fall in the spectrum of a heart attack). Isolated arm pain can be caused by a number of different conditions and "usually" is not an indicator of a heart attack unless it is accompanied by chest discomfort, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and/or profuse sweating. However, arm pain may be an important symptom in someone who has a previous history of coronary artery disease, has multiple risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, smoking, dyslipidemia, family history of heart disease) and/or has had similar symptoms during a previous heart attack.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.