Is it possible to have a heart attack with normal vitals?

I currently am having chest pain which radiates to the upper back between the shoulder blades. I feel the discomfort during inspirations and expirations with slight dizziness. However when i take my blood pressure, it shows 138 over 82 with heart beats per minute at 64. I do cadiovascular exercise three to four days a week for about an hour and sometimes more. I do smoke cigarettes, about 20 per three to four days. Is it possible to have a heart attack with normal vitals? should i rush to an emergency room?

Written By Evie Neumann

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  • rita_alabama March 29, 2009, 7:12 pm

    It is absolutely possible to have a heart attack with normal vital signs. You should either call 911 (or your local area's ambulance number) or have someone drive you to the emergency room ASAP.
    I've seen people in having obvious cardiac pain, and they had a normal blood pressure and heart rate. You may or may not be having a heart attack, but there's no way of knowing simply by checking a blood pressure and pulse.

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