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Stroke

SHARP PAIN IN CHEST

09/11/2007

Question:

I AM A 41 YEAR OLD FEMALE I`VE BEEN HAVING VERY SHARP PAIN ON THE LEFT SIDE OF MY CHEST THE PAIN RUNS THROUGH MY SHOULDER AND DOWN MY ARM AND AND UNDER ARM I START FEELING TINGLING FEELING IN MY FINGERS IS THAT SIGN OF A STROKE.

Answer:

It is URGENT that you get medical attention immediately. This is not likely to be a stroke since strokes are not typically painful in the limbs. However, this could be a symptom of a heart attack.

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Response by:

Brett   Kissela, MD Brett Kissela, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati