What are the symptoms of heart disease?

Jul 25 / 2018 | Heart Health
Symptoms of Heart Disease

Many of us are familiar with the symptoms of heart diseases, such as a heart attack or stroke. However, there are other symptoms you should be aware of:

  • Severe pressure, squeezing, pain or discomfort in the chest
  • Pain or discomfort that spreads into the shoulders, neck, arms or jaw
  • Chest pain that becomes more intense
  • Chest pain that isn’t relieved by rest
  • Chest pain combined with the following symptoms:
    • Sweating, cool, clammy skin and/or paleness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Dizziness or fainting
    • Unexplained weakness or fatigue
    • Rapid or irregular pulse
  • Pain in the jaw, neck, upper back and/or chest
  • Hoarseness because of pressure on the vocal cords
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Heart palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Low blood pressure

If you have any of the symptoms listed above, or if your primary care doctor recommends you see a cardiologist, don’t wait… Your heart is the most important muscle of your body, so take care of it!

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