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Heart Disease Symptoms

Heart disease can come in many forms and heart disease can strike even the most un-suspecting people. It's best to be informed and know the signs and symptoms of heart disease.

Signs & Symptoms


Coronary Artery Disease

  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Faster heartbeat
  • Weakness 
  •  Nausea 
  •  Sweating

Heart Attack

  • Chest pain 
  • Pain in other parts of your upper body, including one or both arms, your back, neck, jaw or abdomen 
  • Nausea or stomach cramping 
  • Dizziness 
  • Cold sweat 
  • Shortness of breath 

Arrhythmias

  • Palpitations 
  • Pounding chest 
  • Dizziness 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or pressure 
  • Tiredness

Atrial Fibrillation

  • Heart palpations 
  • Tiredness
  •  Dizziness 
  • Chest pain or pressure 
  • Shortness of breath

Heart Valve Disease 

  • Shortness of breath 
  • Weakness 
  • Dizziness 
  • Chest pain - feeling more like pressure 
  • Irregular heartbeats

Heart Failure

  • Shortness of breath 
  • Quick weight gain (2lbs or more in one day) 
  • Swelling in ankles, legs, abdomen 
  • Dizziness 
  • Tiredness 
  • Irregular heartbeats

Heart Muscle Disease (Cardiomyopathy)

  • Chest pain or pressure 
  • Swelling of lower extremities 
  • Tiredness 
  • Fainting 
  • Abnormal heart rhythms 

Some people may experience no symptoms or minor symptoms, while others may develop symptoms which worsen.

Pericarditis 

  • Sharp pain in center of chest; pain may extend to neck and potentially the arms and back 
  • Pain could worsen when lying down or taking a deep breath 
  • Low grade fever 
  • Increased heart rate

These symptoms are also associated with other forms of heart disease. Please see your doctor to receive diagnosis.