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Is a cold area above my elbow a sign of a blocked artery?

My left arm above my elbow sometimes has a cold area on it. It is noticeably colder to other people who feel it. It feels like someone put a wet cold wash cloth on it. Is this a sign of a possible blocked artery?  

submitted by Ben from Texas on 6/25/2014

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Neil E. Strickman, MD  

Neil E. Strickman, MDUnlikely if it is that localized.   

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