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1127040 tn?1289718662

painless heart attack ?

Can heart attack still occur IF:

* there's no pain/discomfort in chest but pain around the area of heart and left armpit.
* there's no palpitations (neither fast heart rate nor slow), ECG appears to be normal at the time of pain.

it's urgent.. any replies appreciated .
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Just to give my own case, I had my  first heart attack without any symptoms at all. The cardiologist noticed it only during a routine ekg and was not able to say whether the heart attack occurred recently or years ago !  On the other hand,  I had two episodes of chest pain and the doctors could not find a cause. One doctor suggested that it could pericardiatis or infection of the sac (percardium)  which holds the heart in place.

I hope this is helpful
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1127040 tn?1289718662
thanks friend
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It sounds like muscle issues, p0rtzer0. Try taking 800mgs of Motrin and see if that helps.
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1127040 tn?1289718662
i mean pain in left chest but only around the area where heart is located, and also under armpit.. it's actually not a pain but stretchfulness and pressure under armpit..
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One more thing, palpatations really don't have anything to due with a heart attack.
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You are contradicting yourself; how can there be no pain in the chest, but pain around where the heart is? The heart is in the chest? If you have a severe cardiomyopathy, it would be possible to be having small heart attacks all the time. Women can have a heart attack (small one) without taking much notice to it.
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