Arm pain is a symptom of a heart attack caused by the lack of oxygenated blood reaching the heart muscle.
Symptom of heart attack:
Arm pain during a heart attack varies in intensity, duration, and location, and is accompanied by other symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, or sweating.
Arm pain during a heart attack occurs in the left arm but is also felt in the right arm or both arms. The pain radiates to other areas of the upper body, including the chest, back, neck, jaw, or stomach.[Source: heart.org]
Arm pain during a heart attack is often characterized by aching, burning, or squeezing sensations. It either come and go or persist constantly. [Source: heart.org]
Type of pain:
You are likely to have a heart attack and suffer arm pain if you have a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or obesity.[Source: niddk.nih.gov]
Lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, quitting smoking, and managing stress, help to prevent heart disease and reduce the risk of a heart attack.[heart.org]
Complications of a heart attack include heart failure, arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac arrest. Immediate treatment is necessary to minimize the risk of complications.[nhs.uk]
If you or someone else is experiencing arm pain or other symptoms of a heart attack, it is essential to call 911 or seek emergency medical attention.
The prognosis for a heart attack depends on factors such as the extent of damage to the heart, the timing of treatment, and the presence of other health conditions.
Recognizing the signs of a heart attack and seeking immediate medical attention is crucial for proper diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of further complications.
Signs of heart attack:
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Heart rate monitor: