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What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

Heart disease: Common signs and symptoms of heart disease are chest pain, especially with exertion, shortness of breath, easy fatigue, weakness, sometimes left arm, jaw or back pain, with exertion, and sometimes palpitations. See your or cardiologist, for a thorough history and physical exam, and to determine whether further testing is indicated. ...Read more

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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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What are signs and symptoms of coronary artery disease?

What are signs and symptoms of coronary artery disease?

Sometimes none: Coronary disease may have no symptoms until a heart attack occurs. The most common symptom is chest tightness, felt under the breastbone, though it may be felt in the jaw or left arm. "angina" is chest pain that comes with physical or emotional stress, when the heart is working harder. The pain o a heart attack is similar but can come at rest and lasts longer. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of congenital heart disease bad?

Are the symptoms of congenital heart disease bad?

It depends on defect: It depends on what kind of defect it is. Some defects have no symptoms, some have mild symptoms such as faster breathing, difficulty eating, increased sweating while feeding. And some defects are life threatening causing low oxygen levels in your body and without surgery or other type of intervention within hours of delivery may be lethal. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of lupus induced heart problems?

What are signs and symptoms of lupus induced heart problems?

Irregular pulse: Lupus may be associated with irregular heart beats and other forms of heart problems. Your doctor can do an EKG and some blood tests to check for involvement. Good luck. How was your lupus diagnosis made? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of coronary heart disease.

What are the symptoms of coronary heart disease.

Coronary disease: Pain left chest, pain shoulder, pain in jaw, pain in back or stomach. Shortness of breath indigestion, choking heart burn, nausea, vomiting palpitation, irregular heart rate. Dizziness extreme weakness and anxiety. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of coronary spasms indicative of a condition or disease?

Are symptoms of coronary spasms indicative of a condition or disease?

Coronary spasm: Cornoary spasm can cause chest pain and heart arrhythmias. It is associated with other things that cause smooth muscle spasm like esophageal spasm as well. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure due associated with decreased cardiac output?

What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure due associated with decreased cardiac output?

Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short of breath resting, especially when lying down (orthopnea) and at night (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Eventually the right heart also fails leading to swelling (edema), abdominal fluid (ascites and effusions), and cachexia (wasting). ...Read more

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Signs of heart disease in women?

Signs of heart disease in women?

Women and CAD: It may be, at times women can have somewhat atypical symptoms. They are usually associated with shortness of breath or lightheadedness. If you have symptoms that occur and do not resolve with rest you should see your physician or go to the er. ...Read more

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Need info on sign and symptoms of congestive heart failure?

Need info on sign and symptoms of congestive heart failure?

Symptoms: Include shortness of breath at rest and with exertion , particularly when lying down, swelling in the ankles and feet, fatigue to name a few.See your doctor ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure associated with decreased cardiac output?

What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure associated with decreased cardiac output?

Swelling: The left side of the heart pumps blood throughout your body. When it fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver injury, fatigue, shortness of breath with little exertion, swelling of the feet and legs, fluid build-up in the lungs, and difficulty sleeping flat due to shortness of breath. Medications and diet are important for this disease! ...Read more

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Are palpitations always a sign of heart disease?

Are palpitations always a sign of heart disease?

Palpitations: Could be as simple as sinus tachycardia or as serious as atrial fibrillation or svt. Needs further evaluation including ekg, holter and labs. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure due associated with pulmonary congestion?

Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short of breath resting, especially when lying down (orthopnea) and at night (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Eventually the right heart also fails leading to swelling (edema), abdominal fluid (ascites and effusions), and cachexia (wasting). ...Read more

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What are the signs of early heart disease?

What are the signs of early heart disease?

Often, none: While medicine has come a long way, there are things we cannot predict. Often the first sign of coronary artery disease is a heart attack. Things that can be controlled to delay this include: smoking cessation, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol control, increase exercise, healthy diet. Family history and age give idea of how worried to be. ...Read more

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What are the congestive heart failure signs and symptoms?

What are the congestive heart failure signs and symptoms?

SOB & edema: Sob & edema are typical...Chest x-ray & echocardiogram are usually part of the initial evaluation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart disease?

What are symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Common symptoms include chest pain/ tightness, chest pressure, shortness of breath, worse shortness of breath with exertion, jaw and left arm pain. Sometimes, however, people can be asymptomatic (without any symptoms) like women, diabetics and the elderly. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of heart burn?

What are signs and symptoms of heart burn?

Chest abdominal pain: Heart burn many things to different people. Usually it refers to reflux or gastritis. Symptoms include pain or burning, belching, water brash (small amounts of vomit), and nausea. These symptoms can be worse after laying down or at night and are made worse with certain foods. It is difficult to distinguish from pain caused by other conditions including heart pain and worth seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Is congestive heart failure a symptom or a disease itself? What are some of the symptoms?

Is congestive heart failure a symptom or a disease itself? What are some of the symptoms?

Congestive heart fai: CHF is a symptom complex. Many cardiac problems can cause chf. Generally loss of exercise capacity, shortness of breath, fatigue and sometimes peripheral swelling we call edema is present. CHF can be right sided, left sided or biventricular. It can be caused by systolic, diastolic or valvar problems. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of heart arrhythmia?

What are the signs or symptoms of  heart arrhythmia?

Palpitations: Mostly patients report having palpitations, or feeling that heart is beating fast &/or strong. Some may feel lightheaded or dizzy. Occasionally serious arrhythmia may be associated with chest pain, and loss of consciousness (loc). Pt with palp and loc should seek medical attention immediately. Also, loc may be the only sign, especially during exercise, and needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

Heart disease: Common signs and symptoms of heart disease are chest pain, especially with exertion, shortness of breath, easy fatigue, weakness, sometimes left arm, jaw or back pain, with exertion, and sometimes palpitations. See your or cardiologist, for a thorough history and physical exam, and to determine whether further testing is indicated. ...Read more

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2000 pvcs on holter. No runs, all single. Not symptomatic. No signs or symptoms of heart disease. Should I have an echocardiogram? No insurance.

2000 pvcs on holter. No runs, all single. Not symptomatic. No signs or symptoms of heart disease. Should I have an echocardiogram? No insurance.

I will recommend : A stress echocardiogram to see how those PVC react to exercise and at the same time check the functional/structural capacity of your heart. Are you going to be involve in obama care/affordable health care act system? Look for info, may be a good alternative. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (heart disease)?

What are signs and symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (heart disease)?

Hypertrophic cardiom: The symptoms of a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can vary from shortness of breath to chest discomfort to syncope or fainting. If you have a family history of this or sudden cardiac death at a young age, then you should see a cardiologist. If you are concerned, start with your primary physician and if there are any abnormal findings then see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Does having Frank’s Sign mean you have heart disease? NST/angiogram (4yrs ago) out of caution. Both normal No other symptoms, but curious regardless.

Earlobe crease: A diagonal earlobe crease (also known as Frank’s sign) is minimally if at all predictive of cardiovascular disease. It is not something to worry about. ...Read more

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I am a women at 60 worried about heart disease and want to know what are the signs and symptoms ?

I am a women at 60 worried about heart disease and want to know what are the signs and symptoms ?

May be silent: Women & men are equally at risk for heart disease. The most eminent is coronary blood vessel narrowing, but in women especially, a vascular spasm can produce a clot and block the artery that bring oxygen to the heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain- radiating to the jaw & left arm, along with sweating & shortness of. Breath. This is an acute event however, thus a checkup is warranted by md. ...Read more

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What are heart disease severe signs and symptoms that could be fatal indications? And what are patient's presentation when there are heart problems?

What are heart disease severe signs and symptoms that could be fatal indications? And what are patient's presentation when there are heart problems?

Heart disease : Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, family history of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Heart disease may present as chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive sweating, exercise intolerance or it may present atypically. Atypical symptoms related to heart disease include generalized weakness and is tougher to diagnose. If you have symptoms or risk factors see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the most common symptom or sign to lead a pediatrician to suspect?Congenital heart disease?

What is the most common symptom or sign to lead a pediatrician to suspect?Congenital heart disease?

Murmur: A noise the blood makes as it flows through a narrow opening, your doc may suspect chd if newborn is having trouble breathing or oxegenating his blood. ...Read more

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Is dizzy light headed a common sign of cornary heart disease or we'll there be likely other symptoms ?

Is dizzy light headed a common sign of cornary heart disease or we'll there be likely other symptoms ?

Yes: It will be rare for dizziness to be the only symptoms for atherosclerotic disease. Other symptoms to look for chest pain, shortness of breath, and palpitations ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Common symptoms include chest pain/ tightness, chest pressure, shortness of breath, worse shortness of breath with exertion, jaw and left arm pain. Sometimes, however, people can be asymptomatic (without any symptoms) like women, diabetics and the elderly. ...Read more

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What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Well first of all it depends on the type of heart disease. But common symptoms related to the heart would be chest pain, shortness of breath, passing out, fatigue, swelling of the feet, poor appetite, palpitations, weight gain or loss, and shortness of breath on lying down. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Differences: Women tend to have the same symptoms for heart disease as men, but there are some differences. Women tend to have more shortness of breath and fatigue & less actual chest discomfort. Although it is not an "all or none discussion, " any symptom between the belly button and the mouth, front or back, including neck-shoulders-arms and jaw can be a sign of heart discomfort. Hrs, md, facc. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Same as men: Same as men but sometimes a bit different. Chest pain and shortness of breath are the most common, especially if associated with exertion, . ...Read more

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Doctors, what are symptoms of heart disease?

Doctors, what are symptoms of heart disease?

Chest Pain, breath: The problem with heart disease itself, is that it can result in catastrophic events, such as a heart attack, heart failure, or sudden death, when it's first diagnosed. If caught earlier; however, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, & palpitations can be warning signs of disease. The main goal of management is early detection & treatment of risk factors. Call 911 if suspect heart attack. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart disease in down syndrome?

What are the symptoms of heart disease in down syndrome?

Multiple symptoms: Down syndrome can have multiple congenital heart disease which includes atrial septal defect, hypoplastic left ventricle, tetrology of fallot, transposition of great vessels and ventricular septal defect.Some defects can have very few or no sign and symtoms while other may have bluish tinted nails or lips or fast or trouble or others may tire easily when feedind, or to be very sleepy. ...Read more

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Does a normal EKG mean my heart is fine? I had mild symptoms of heart disease, so my doctor did an ekg. It was normal. Does this mean i definitely don’t have heart disease?

Does a normal EKG mean my heart is fine? I had mild symptoms of heart disease, so my doctor did an ekg. It was normal. Does this mean i definitely don’t have heart disease?

In a way yes: Since you have a normal ekg it means that you did not have a heart attack in the past. However a notmal ekg cannot r/o coronary artery disease. Stress test and echocardiography should be done to assess your coronary arteries and your cardiac structure. ...Read more

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