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Forum Name: Ischemic Heart Disease
Question: Heart flutter / arm pain
|kilgoretrout2 - Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:18 pm||
I'm 23 (too young to have a heart attack?) and I just quit smoking after 3 years on and off. The last 3 days my underarms/armpits have both had a weird pain. Then today I'm noticing a slight heart flutter, or it could be because it's cold here and I'm paranoid. My questions is could the arm pain be due to poor circulation from smoking?
|Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:33 am||
i don't think that the armpit pain that you are having is related to heart disease.
i can not tell for sure what is causing this armpit pain, i think you should be checked by your physician to be examined.
About poor circulation from smoking, it usually takes a lot more than 3 years on and off for the circulation to be affected by smokin unless you have certain disease that affects the circulation and if you smoke it becomes much worse.
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Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
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