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An_244173 posted:
Standing in check out lane when I had pain between my breasts and both arms felt tingly. Shoulder was bothering me all morning. Arms remained numb for 15-20 mins. Later that afternoon my arms felt tingly again without pain in chest. Sometimes my legs feel numb too! Waiting to hear from cardiologist with appt date time.
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

Do get an appointment with the cardiologist ASAP (or be seen at the local ER as necessary).

"I had pain between my breasts and both arms felt tingly."

In general, chest/thoracic area (right, left, upper, lower, center/middle, side) pain, stationary or radiating elsewhere, with or without accompanying symptoms, has various causes, cardiac and non-cardiac, which includes, but is not limited to, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and psychological/psychogenic.

Also, of the various types/kinds of heart conditions, symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic) or even be silent.

"Sometimes my legs feel numb too!"

Numbness or tingling (paresthesias) alone has various causes (benign to serious to life-threatening), or it can correlate with, or be triggered off by other symptoms (e.g., pain). Most common areas affected are the hands, arms, legs and feet, though it can occur anywhere on the body.

Take care,

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MedlinePlus - Trusted Health Information for You

Chest pain

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003079.htm

Mayo Clinic

Chest pain

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chest-pain/DS00016

Chest pain

eMedicine Health

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/chest_pain/article_em.htm

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Non-cardiac chest pain

Musculoskeletal-related

The chest contains many muscles, bones, tendons, and cartilage and strains or sprains to any of these may/can can cause chest pain. Chest pain associated with musculoskeletal injury is typically sharp and confined to a specific area of the chest.

The pain may/can be brought on by movement of the chest and/or arms into certain positions, and often is relieved by changing position.

The pain may/can be triggered off by pushing on part of the chest and often become worse when taking a deep breath. Though the pain typically last only seconds, it may/can also persist for days or longer.

If/when chest pain increases when you press your finger on the painful site, or if you can pinpoint the spot that hurts, it is most likely chest wall-related pain, which may/can be caused by strained muscles or ligaments or even by a fractured rib.

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WebMD

Heart Disease TYPES

Men and Women

Acquired in life or congenital (born with it)

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-disease-men

Heart disease SYMPTOMS

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-symptoms

Mayo Clinic

Heart Disease

Symptoms. Complications. Tests and diagnosis. Treatments and drugs. Prevention......

Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart and sometimes your blood vessels......

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/DS01120

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HeartSite

Heart info, cardiac tests (commonly performed, mainstream types) info, actual diagnostic images.

http://www.heartsite.com

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An_244173 replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
I have an appointment with a cardiologist on Monday, March 26.
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to An_244173's response:
I'm glad you are seeing a cardiologist but please do not hesitate to visit the ER or an urgent care center before your appointment.

Please let us know what you discover!

Haylen
 
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moon_glint12 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
He wants to do an angiogram this week and I'm not sure if I should have it done.
 
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cardiostarusa1 replied to moon_glint12's response:
Hi:

"I'm not sure if I should have it done."

Be sure to discuss any worries or concerns in advance with your cardiologist. Make sure that the risks involved are fully explained.

An invasive angiogram or heart cath (which carries risks and the possibility of complications, some unforeseen) is considered as beng the "gold standard" for imagng blockages in the coronary arteries and determining the degree (percentage of narrowing/stenosis) of the blockage(s).

HeartSite

Cardiac Cath

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How safe is the procedure?

http://www.heartsite.com/html/cardiac_cath.html

As applicable, there is also the non-invasive nuclear stress test, as well as 64-slice Cardiac CT, which allows doctors to view/examine the heart and the coronary arteries in never-before-seen detail.

Far better yet, the newer blazingly fast (benefit of less radiation exposure to the patient, and less contrast media) 320-slice Cardiac CT scanner can measure subtle changes in blood flow, or minute blockages forming in blood vessels, no bigger than the average width of a toothpick (1.5 mm) in the heart, and the brain.

Take good care,

CardioStar*





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