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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: How long does it take for a heart problem to develop?

 Vampyre - Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:44 pm


I went to a cardio specialist a couple of months ago and my ECG and blood pressure was fine. I have a slyght arythmia but was told nothing serious and that I did not have to return unless I felt it necessary. I am having left arm and shoulder pain, how long does it take for a heart problem to develop? I suffer from hiatus hernia and obesity but have lost 30 pounds already. I also take various medications for the hernia and to treat the obesity causes, have frequent diarrea. Could this cause a heart attack?

please reply

 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:55 am

User avatar Dear Vampyre,

You don't have any major risk factors to have a heart attack and the pain that you have is atypical, so the probability that you might have a heart attack is very low.

The pain that you have might be related to the hiatus hernia or other causes such as neck spine problems.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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