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Possible heart attack?

For the last few days, I haven't felt very well and seem to be in a mental fog.  Have also experienced some dizziness for a couple of weeks.  Earlier today, abt 2 pm, I was having some cramping pains in my upper back between my shoulder blades.   About an hour or so ago (6 pm), I was sitting on the couch talking to my husband and suddenly had alot of pressure under my left breast and chest that went to my neck and down my left arm.  My left arm became very weak, and I could feel some kind of flip flopping in my heart.  I became really nervous.  There is still some mild pain in my chest and crampiness in my arm.  I have had arrythmias for some time and have noticed quite a few recently.  Could I have possible had a heart attack?  I am a 38 yr. old female.  Also, if I were to be okay for the evening and go see my doc tomorrow, would he be able to tell if I indeed had a heart attack with blood work or EKG?

Thanks so much!
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298366 tn?1193105892
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
A 38 year old female has a very low risk for coronary artery disease, unless you have other diseases such as diabetes or prior stroke. Even with a low risk you should be evaluated as chest pain in women can be very deceiving and it is the number one killer of women. I think you should see your doctor within the next 24 hours and if it recurs go to the emergency room to be safe.
159619 tn?1538184537
What are you waiting for, go get it checked out! If you're currently feeling pain with those symptoms I would be headed to the ER, not waiting until tomorrow!

Get it checked out!

Good luck,

Jon
Avatar universal
Appreciate your response.  Started feeling better last night and have felt okay today.  Although I have not had an experience like this before, it is possible it could be stress.  Stress can really play physically on a person.  If I have similar problems again, I can assure you I will go to the ER.  Not a great feeling!  Thanks again!
159619 tn?1538184537
Glad to hear you're feeling better, please do get help if you have those symptoms agian, hate to loose you from the forum!

I hope you continue to feel better.

Jon
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