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Can cold arms and dizziness after jogging be heart related?

The back of my upper left arm feels cold. Sometimes when it feels cold, the skin is not cold. Other times when it feels cold, the skin feels like someone has just removed an ice pack. Could this mean blocked arteries causing circulation problems? I see my cardiologist in a few weeks. I have rhythm problems. I'm 47 years old and female.

Can dizziness and palpitations that happen after jogging about 50 yards be heart related? It went away with rest.   

submitted by Duana from Barnesville, Ohio on 9/1/2013

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Maher M. Nasser, MD    

Maher M. Nasser, MD Yes, symptoms related to activity could be heart-related and need to be evaluated.  Arm symptoms can also be related, however, yours are atypical for heart disease. Good idea to see a cardiologist to discuss all your symptoms.     

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