Mr. Jake was admitted to the hospital with excruciating pain in his left shoulder and arm. He was found to have suffered a heart attack. Explain the phenomenon of referred pain as exhibited by Mr. Jake.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 1:54 am ad1c9bdddf
The phenomenon of experiencing pain in a different part of the body than the actual source of the pain is called referred pain. In the case of a heart attack the nerves that transmit the pain signal from ...
Short answer explaining why pain from a heart attack is often described as chest pain. Web references provided.