health conditions


Question by  ASK74 (9)

Is pain in the left arm a sign of a heart attack?


Answer by  swizz (390)

Yes, pain in the left arm is one of the symptoms of heart attack. However, a left arm pain could also be due to other factors like arthritis or cramps.


Answer by  Phoenix55 (35)

Not necessarily. Although arm pain could indicate a heart attack, it could also be a sign of a muscle or similar injury. If the arm pain is accompanied by shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating or chest pain that lasts longer than ten minutes, get yourself checked out by a doctor.


Answer by  dryuha (735)

If you have heart attack (myocardial infarction) you can sometime feel numbness or heavy pressure of the left arm due to referred pain from the heart.


Answer by  kungfukid (1241)

It can be a sign of heart attack. It is a pain radiating up and down the arm and into the shoulder from the chest and even sometimes the back.


Answer by  sapphire51 (1048)

Pain in the left arm is not necessarily a sign of a heart attack. It could be caused by a number of other reasons. Pain in the left arm could possibly be caused gas, arm strain or sore joints you should consult your doctor to find out the real cause.

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