Dear Heart Sisters,
This site is the first place I look when I have new symptoms, medication questions and reassurance that my feelings are "normal". Today I am looking for information about a new symptom.
I had an MI 9-23-2006 caused by a blood clot. It was minor with little heart muscle loss and no long term effects. I had my first bout of unstable angina last Tuesday. The pain was HORRIBLE!! I went by ambulance and after reading so many horror stories about doctors who don't listen I feel so blessed. My cardio was in the ER waiting for me and had me in the cath lab within 15 minutes after I arrived. My lab work showed no muscle death. The angio showed 90% blockage in an artery too small to be fixed. I went home the next day. I am waiting for the heart attack that can't be prevented. I have been having a lot of small chest pains, but the new symptom is I feel like there is a band around my upper left arm. It isn't painful, just pressure, like a tight rubber band. Has anyone experienced this??