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Old 08-28-2006, 04:21 AM   #1
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Back Pain and Heart Attack?

I was wondering if upper back pain is a concern of a heart attack. For about a month now I have been having some signs that are worrying me. About a month ago in the early morning hours I woke to a bad pain on my left side.
Pain kinda came and went and then I vomitted. I felt better as the day went on. But a couple days ago, again at around 2:30 am I woke with a terrible pain in my upper back. The pain is all in my back, across the chest and under my breast area and my arms sometimes. I am in good shape for a 40 year old however heart problems run in my family. Could this be unstable angina or a real concern. Thank you!!

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Old 08-28-2006, 04:42 AM   #2
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Re: Back Pain and Heart Attack?

I would definatly call your doctor and get in for some testing with it running in your family that would be your best start. Back pain, arm pain and vomiting can all be signs of a heart issues but there are several other things that can cause that to and my thought is better safe than sorry.

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