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Heart problems?

My husband woke up this morning and couldn't move his right arm. He later began feeling a lot of pain his his chest and hasn't been feeling good all day. He just now told me all of this when I noticed he was acting funny. He won't go to the ER because his is a stubborn man and said he will go see his meddac in the morning. Anyone know what these symptoms mean. I am worried.

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Asked by amber1330 at 7:24 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in Health

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  • How is he now? Is he still in pain? Can he move his arm yet?

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 7:27 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • He can move his arm now, but his chest still hurts. You can tell he does not feel good.

    Comment by amber1330 (original poster) at 7:29 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • The most common symptom of coronary artery disease is angina, or chest pain. Angina can be described as a discomfort, heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, fullness, squeezing, or painful feeling in your chest. It can be mistaken for indigestion or heartburn. Angina is usually felt in the chest, but may also be felt in the shoulders, arms, neck, throat, jaw, or back.

    Other symptoms of coronary artery disease include:

    Shortness of breath
    Palpitations (irregular heart beats, skipped beats, or a "flip-flop" feeling in your chest)
    A faster heartbeat
    Weakness or dizziness

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 7:30 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • omg tell your dh to smarten up & go get tests done it could of been a mini stroke my mil had something similar it came & went, go!!

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 7:30 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Symptoms of a heart attack can include:
    Discomfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in the chest, arm, or below the breastbone
    Discomfort radiating to the back, jaw, throat, or arm
    Fullness, indigestion, or choking feeling (may feel like heartburn)
    Sweating, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness
    Extreme weakness, anxiety, or shortness of breath
    Rapid or irregular heartbeats
    During a heart attack, symptoms typically last 30 minutes or longer and are not relieved by rest or oral medications (medications taken by mouth). Initial symptoms can start as a mild discomfort that progresses to significant pain.
    Some people have a heart attack without having any symptoms (a "silent" MI). A silent MI can occur among all people, though it occurs more often among diabetics.
    If you think you are having a heart attack, DO NOT DELAY. Call for emergency help (dial 911 in most areas). Immediate treatment of a heart attack is very important to l

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 7:31 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • When symptoms of arrhythmias, or an abnormal heart rhythm, are present, they may include:
    Palpitations (a feeling of skipped heart beats, fluttering or "flip-flops," or feeling that your heart is "running away").
    Pounding in your chest.
    Dizziness or feeling light-headed.
    Shortness of breath.
    Chest discomfort.
    Weakness or fatigue (feeling very tired).
    Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation
    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a type of arrhythmia. Most people with AF experience one or more of the following symptoms:
    Heart palpitations (a sudden pounding, fluttering, or racing feeling in the heart).
    Lack of energy; tired.
    Dizziness (feeling faint or light-headed).
    Chest discomfort (pain, pressure, or discomfort in the chest).
    Shortness of breath (difficulty breathing during activities of daily living).
    Some patients with atrial fibrillation have no symptoms. Sometimes these episodes are briefer.


    Answer by June_Mama09 at 7:32 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • If his chest still hurts, and it doesn't seem like it is "muscular", he should get to the ER and not wait until morning. It may be nothing, but if there is some sort of blockage, the sooner they catch it, the easier it is to treat.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 7:32 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Thank you guys so much for your answers. I am begging him to go in to the ER, but he won't listen. I am going to let him read these answers so maybe he realizes how important it is to get checked out. Thank you guys again.

    Comment by amber1330 (original poster) at 7:35 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I hope he listens and everything is OK

    Answer by elizabr at 7:47 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I'd call 911 and not give him a choice.

    Answer by mrsvixen at 7:56 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

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