Symptoms of Heart Disease

Heart disease is a diagnosis used to describe a handful of different illnesses and diseases that affect the heart.  Some causes can often fall under the term of heart disease include those that a person is born with, such as congenital heart disease. Others that affect the heart’s rhythm may be arrhythmia and diseases that affect the blood vessels like coronary artery disease.

Someone who has a variety of conditions, which may include blocked or narrowed blood vessels is sometimes referred to as having a cardiovascular disease.

Here are the common symptoms for different heart illnesses:

1)   Shortness of breath

2)   Chest pain

3)   A tingling or numbing sensation or weakness in your limbs

1)   Fluttering in your chest

2)   Fast heartbeat

3)   Chest pain

4)   Slow or weak heartbeat

5)   Dizziness

6)   Feeling faint or passing out

7)   Shortness of breath

1)   Unexplained swelling around the eyes, the abdomen and the legs

2)   Blue or gray toned skin

3)   Difficulty breathing while eating

It is important to note that these may be common symptoms, however often times there are no signs or symptoms of disease.  Don’t wait for symptoms and stay on top of your heart health by getting early, accurate testing. Contact Boone Heart Institute for an appointment.

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